Sleep is food for the brain—especially for teens. Based on the most current sleep science and evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions to improve sleep,The Insomnia Workbook for Teenshelps teens change their sleep habits so that they can feel more alert and ready to face life’s challenges.
If you’re like many other teens, you probably aren’t getting enough sleep. And is it any wonder? Between early school start times, social media, electronic devices, extracurricular activities, and late-night homework—teens are at the highest risk of any age group for sleep deprivation. And in the long run, insomnia can lead to a host of health and mental health issues—including diabetes and depression. So, how can you cultivate a healthy sleep routine, so you can be your best?
The Insomnia Workbook for Teensoffers proven-effective tips and strategies to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. You’ll learn about the different reasons you may experience insomnia, target your own “sleep disrupters” like caffeine and sugar, and discover skills for managing these disrupters so you can stop feeling drowsy and grumpy every day.
It’s hard being a teen in today’s fast-paced world. And it’s even harder to reach your goals when you’re feeling tired and run-down. Based on up-to-the-minute science, this workbook will give you real solutions for overcoming insomnia and getting those much-needed zzzs.
About the Authors:
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and board certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology. He is codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a trainer and consultant for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He is the author or coauthor of numerous scholarly articles and chapters on cognitive-behavior therapy andrelated topics, as well as seven books.
Monique A. Thompson, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist. She is a partner at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy and a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She spent several years working as a research therapist at the Golden Bear Mood and Sleep Research Center at UC Berkeley. She has published research on teen sleep treatments and memory interventions to improve cognitive behavioral therapy outcomes.