Lisa L. Lewis on the Sleep-Deprived Teen

Key Points

  • Middle and high school should start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. This is just one factor in the life of the sleep deprived teen, but it is a policy issue. 

  • California will become the first state with a start school later policy. 

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Nate McClennen is joined by Lisa Lewis, a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersection of parenting, public health, and education and recent author of The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive

Let’s listen in as they discuss the problem with the school schedule, research and science around sleep and getting work done at the policy level. 

It’s not a badge of honor to get by on too little sleep.

Lisa L. Lewis


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