Sleep deprivation is a public health epidemic that is not being adequately addressed. Although this issue affects all ages, it is especially concerning for teenagers.
Sleep is currently a low priority for many teens. In a nationwide Sleep in America study conducted in 2006, 63% of teens got fewer than the minimum requirement of 8 hours of sleep a night. This percentage is likely to be even higher now due to the steadily growing presence of technology and the increasing workloads of teenagers, among other factors.
The primary goal of Teens Need Sleep is to spread awareness and knowledge through the use of social media, this website, and other platforms. The organization hopes to encourage campaigns in schools that involve information sessions, postering, surveys, policy initiatives, and other change strategies.