Teens, Stress and Sleep
with Joan Baran, PhD
with Joan Baran, PhD
Episode 7, Season 2 | October 7, 2021
From the minute we become parents, we start fixating on sleep — are our babies getting enough? Too much? Will they ever sleep through the night? Will we? It’s a hot topic because we know how critical it is for healthy development, both mental and physical. As our kids turn to teens, we may monitor their sleep less, but it doesn’t become less important to their wellbeing and academic performance. Teens can face many impediments to consistent, restorative sleep, including stress, with an estimated 70-75% of teens getting less than the recommended 8 hours per night. In this podcast episode, we sat down with two CHC experts — Dr. Joan Baran, Clinical Director at CHC, and Deepika Bose, Doctoral Psychology Intern — to learn strategies for helping your teen develop healthy sleep habits. You may even want to try some yourself!
Dr. Baran has over 20 years’ experience working with young children in a variety of settings. Her expertise includes infant and young child assessment, autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. She speaks Spanish. She is an avid Tar Heel basketball fan.
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Stress & Sleep (APA)
Teens and Sleep (Sleep Foundation)
How Did COVID-19 Impact Adolescent Sleep Health? (AJMC)
Teens, Stress and COVID-19 (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Sleep Tips for Children & Teens During COVID-19 (UH Hospitals)
Emotional Well-Being & Coping During Crises (UCSF)
Toxic Stress (Harvard)
Solutions and Challenge for Children’s Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic (NIHCM)
Why Teenage Sleep is So Important for Mental Health (BBC)
From CHC's Resource Library:
Sleepy Teens: What is Really Going On?
Teenagers and Sleep: How Much Sleep Is Enough?
How Sleep Helps Teens Deal With Social Stress
Sleep Deprived Teens — What Can Be Done?
Lack of Sleep May Increase Likelihood of Teens Engaging in Risky Behaviors
Teens, Stress & COVID-19
Teens and Sleep
Why Teenage Sleep Is So Important for Mental Health
Sleep Tips for Children and Teens During COVID-19
Toxic Stress (with video)
Sleepy Teens: What is Really Going On? (Community Education Session)