Nearly half of young adults fail to get the recommended eight to ten hours of sleep a night they need, and nearly a third have fallen asleep in school due to insufficient sleep. Lack of quality sleep impacts stress levels, academic performance, and physical and mental health, and in severe cases, it can even lead to death. Readers will learn how to get more and better sleep, as well as why sleep is vital to their well-being. Running on Empty: Sleeplessness in American Teens takes a much-needed scientific and informative approach to the topic of sleep, making it the first such book aimed at teens. With rates of insomnia and other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea on the rise, this book is timely, informative, and aimed at one of the populations most affected by poor sleep.