Sleep. The most underrated component of the healthy lifestyle trifecta. Diet and exercise have received most of the attention for a very long time. Yet sleep is the easiest and arguably most impactful and sustainable way to ensure good health and overall wellness.
Many American teenagers try to put in a full day of school, homework, after-school activities, sports and college prep on too little sleep. As evidence grows that chronic sleep deprivation puts teens at risk for physical and mental health problems, there is increasing pressure on school districts around the country to consider a later start time.