Judith Owens, MD, MPH, Director of Sleep Medicine, and lead author of a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics on school start times, spoke with USA Today about teen sleep. Dr. Owens called chronic sleep loss in children a public health crisis.
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In a recent Reuters article, Dr. Judith Owens, director of Sleep Medicine at Children's National, weighs in on later teen bedtimes tied to school problems and distress.
Pediatrician and sleep medicine specialist at Children’s National Health System, Judith Owens, MD, says despite increased consumption of energy drinks, there remain knowledge gaps on the health impacts of caffeine on the adolescent and young adult population. Dr. Owens led a review of the effects of caffeinated products on sleep, mood, and performance in children and adolescents in a special supplement to the journal Nutrition Reviews.
Experts agree that teens are more likely to get less sleep than recommended. Dr. Judith Owens says sleep is "a health imperative."
Judith Owens, MD, MPH, talks about teen sleep and Fairfax County school start times with WUSA-9.