It is estimated that 85 percent of adolescents are sleep deprived, compromising their academic performance and putting them at higher risk for accidents and health related issues. With the proper amount of sleep, adolescents report feeling better and are less stressed. Their grades and athletic performance improve, they experience fewer sick days and are less prone to obesity and type 2 diabetes. As renowned sleep expert and author Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed. D reports, getting enough sleep optimizes student performance across the board and it's free!