“Sleep is essential for the teenage brain and we also know that most teenagers aren’t getting enough sleep. Teens need about 8 to 9 hours per night and most are getting about 6 to 7. That will tank their moods and ramp up anxiety. That’s a terrible combination for teenagers who are already coping with stress.” We talk about depression and sleep on the How to Talk to Kids about Anything podcast with Dr. Robyn Silverman and Katie Hurley.