Why Stanford Is Training Teens To Preach the Importance of Shut-Eye
According to the CDC, as many as 70 percent of high school students do not get enough sleep.
For decades, information about the importance of sleep has been targeted at parents and school boards. But now, Stanford University’s Center for Sleep Sciences is attempting to tackle the issue by taking their message directly to teens.
At Menlo-Atherton High School, students from Stanford are educating teens about the value of sleep, hoping to turn them into “Sleep Ambassadors” who will in turn educate their peers about the profound value of shut-eye. The National Sleep Foundation says teenagers need between 8 and 10 hours of sleep per night. Sleep deprivation can lead to concentration difficulties, aggressive behavior, suicide ideation, and drowsy driving.
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