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Sleepy, not lazy! Taking a closer look at adolescents’ sleep and health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Toronto, Ontario

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Northern District Public Library (near Yonge & Eglinton), 40 Orchard View Boulevard
What is a healthy amount of sleep during the teenage years?  Why do some students struggle to get out of bed in the morning or stay alert in class?  There is a biological basis for the shift to fall asleep later and wake up later during the teen years, but how do school, work, social lives, and electronic device use contribute?  There is growing evidence that missing out on sleep has negative consequences for physical health, mood and school success, so paying attention to sleep as youth move toward adulthood is essential.  Want to learn more? This Café will share research evidence on healthy sleep habits, barriers to achieving good quality sleep, consequences of sleep loss, and strategies to improve sleep for adolescents. Youth, teachers and parents are welcome to join us for a discussion with leading Canadian sleep experts.
Expert Panel

  • Shelly Weiss, MD; Staff Neurologist, The Hospital for Sick Children; Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  • Colleen Carne,  PhD; Psychologist; Associate Professor, Ryerson University


  • Robyn Stremler, RN, PhD; Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

This free event is hosted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. RSVP to