In recent years, the link between sleep and our overall health has become apparent. People who achieve adequate amounts of sleep are more productive at school or their jobs, have better grades (or work appraisals), happier, less stressed, have better relationships, have healthier body mass indexes, report greater life satisfaction, and the list goes on. It is the parent's role to ensure that their child(ren) are getting an adequate amount of sleep which ranges from 8 to 10 hours per night in adolescence. However, one of the major obstacles of preteens' and teenagers' sleep are digital distraction. A recent study (by my alma mater) has discovered a correlation between accessibility of screen time to sleep deprivation. So do your child (AND YOURSELF!) a favor by putting that phone, tablet, or computer away and nuzzle in for a relaxing, refreshing long night of sleep. The positive results are indisputable.