“When teens wake up earlier, it cuts off their dreams. . . . We’re not giving them a chance to dream.” This statement was made by Rafael Pelayo, MD, of the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic (as quoted in an online feature by Ruthann Richter for Stanford Medicine, “Among teens, sleep deprivation an epidemic,” 10/8/15, https://med.standford.edu/news). It turns out teens aren’t just being lazy when they want to sleep till noon—they are trying to get their bodies the rest they need. And the fact that they aren’t getting enough sleep could produce seriously negative results. It’s serious enough that, in 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics actually called the problem of sleep-deprived teens a public health epidemic.