Did you know that 13-24 year olds need 9 hours of sleep to support their important brain development? Unfortunately, many factors operate to interfere with sufficient sleep during these years – including anxiety or depression, early school starts, homework loads, biological shifts to staying up late, and habits such as caffeine use and electronic device use. Poor sleep can exacerbate anxiety and depressed mood, cause irritability, and make it difficult to be effective at school or in relationships.
Does your teen need help with better sleep? Our team of trained mental health professionals is here to help.
Teens don't get enough sleep, and it's not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones -- it's because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.
Sleep is a fundamental pillar of health, especially in teens, but it’s very poorly understood. Learn about the role of sleep in all aspects of physical and mental health, and find out about the changes in sleep/wake rhythm over time and how very early school start times are detrimental to the health of teenagers as well as those around them.
Sleep is food for the brain—especially for teens. Based on the most current sleep science and evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions to improve sleep, The Insomnia Workbook for Teens helps teens change their sleep habits so that they can feel more alert and ready to face life’s challenges.
About one in four teens suffers from mild to serious problems with anxiety, and many of them get little or no help. This workbook, written by an experienced therapist, gives teens a collection of tools to help control anxiety and face day-to-day challenges.
UpLift integrates evidence-based practices to improve sleep into our treatment plans. Our Better Sleep skills help individuals improve personal habits, the sleep environment, and bedtime routines to promote sleep. Our live video-therapy sessions are paired with app-based skills practice, and progress is tracked regularly using validated assessments.