Teenagers & Sleep: How Much Is Enough?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Should you be concerned about the amount of sleep your teenager gets every night? Or even during the day?
Air Date: 12/12/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Cora Collette Breuner, MD
BreunerCorapix2012.jpgDr. Breuner attended Medical School in Philadelphia at Jefferson Medical College with a Residency in San Diego at the Balboa Naval Hospital. She served as a transitional intern, consisting of 6 months internal medicine followed by 6 months of surgery training. Following this Dr Breuner was the general medical officer on the destroyer tender, USS Acadia, homeported in San Diego. She entered a 3-year pediatric residency, serving as Chief Resident the final year. She spent the next two years as a general pediatrician in Japan, where she volunteered as a pediatric consultant in Navy clinics throughout Japan and Korea.   Dr. Breuner then spent a year working in Pakistan caring for Afghan refugees where she taught soldiers to be medics in their military and local communities.

She has many publications on the safety and efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine. She serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescent and writes board review questions for the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP series.

    Teenagers & Sleep: How Much Is Enough?
    Sleep is food for the brain.

    During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. As any parent of a teenager knows, rousing a sleeping adolescent can be, to put it mildly, difficult.

    Grumpy and monosyllabic until later in the day, it can be just as much of a struggle to get your teen to go to bed at night, what with homework, instant messaging, email and general late-night wakefulness.
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