Increase the proportion of high school students who get enough sleep — SH‑04

Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
22.7 percent (2021)

27.4 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

25.4 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 got sufficient sleep on an average school night in 2017

Increase the proportion of students in grades 9 through 12 who get sufficient sleep

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Many high school students don’t get enough sleep. This is linked to an increased risk of physical and mental health problems, alcohol and drug use, motor vehicle crashes, and sports-related injuries. Adolescents who don’t get enough sleep may also do worse in school. Interventions to teach high school students about the importance of sleep may help more adolescents get enough sleep.