A few months back, I participated in the 2018 American Sleep Medicine Foundation “Make Time 2 Sleep” Video Contest. The experience, researching common reasons why teenagers do not get enough sleep and devising solutions to the issue, was amazing as I learned more and more about the importance of adequate sleep. This post features my submission for the contest, talking broadly on the subject, and is the first part of a two-part series on sleep medicine.



American Sleep Medicine Foundation High School Video Contest. Discover Sleep, www.discoversleep.org/highschoolcontest.aspx. Accessed 17 Feb. 2018.

“In the Battle to Get More Sleep, Americans Are Their Own Worst Enemy.” The Better Sleep Council, bettersleep.org/research/sleep-surveys/survey-starving-for-sleep/. Accessed 17 Feb. 2018.

Jenco, Melissa. “AAP Endorses New Recommendations on Sleep Times.” AAP News & Journals Gatewar, 3 June 2016, www.aappublications.org/news/2016/06/13/Sleep061316. Accessed 17 Feb. 2018.

—. “Study: 73% of High School Students Not Getting Enough Sleep.” AAP News & Journals Gateway, 25 Jan. 2018, www.aappublications.org/news/2018/01/25/Sleep012518. Accessed 17 Feb. 2018.