ADOLESCENT AND TEEN INSOMNIA:
Most teens don't get enough sleep, usually because their schedules are overloaded or they spend too much time texting or chatting with friends until the early hours of the morning. Other teens try to go to sleep early, but instead of getting much-needed rest, they lie awake for hours.
Over time, nights of missed sleep (whether they're caused by a sleep disorder or simply not scheduling enough time for sleep) can build into a sleep deficit. Teens with a sleep deficit can't concentrate, study, or work effectively. They can also can have emotional problems, like depression.
These issues can also be addressed with targeted, evidence based, therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). CBT-I has been proven to be as clnincally