Sleepy Teens

Lives of teens require rest and 'executive function'

Teens have plenty of decisions to make in their busy lives—from balancing friends and family to finishing school work and thinking about their futures.

Susan Redline, principal investigator for the Sleep and Epidemiology Research Center (SERC) at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, talks with HHS HealthBeat reporter Ira Dreyfuss about her research, which examines how teens' lack of sleep can affect brain function.

The study appears in the journal Pediatrics was supported by the National Institutes of Health.