High School Students

  • The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) assesses sleep in high school students using the question “On an average school night, how many hours of sleep do you get?”
  • Short sleep duration for high school students is defined as less than 8 hours of sleep per 24-hour period as per age group recommendations.

National trends in short sleep duration among US high school students, 2009–2019

Highlights

  • Prevalence of short sleep duration among high school students increased between 2009 and 2019.
  • Short sleep duration prevalence was higher among female students than male students across years.

Prevalence of short sleep among US high school students by state, 2019

Highlights

  • Prevalence of short sleep duration among high school students varied by state in 2019, ranging from 70.1% in Montana to 84.3% in New Jersey.

Prevalence of short sleep among US high school students, 2019

Highlights

  • Prevalence of short sleep among high school students was highest in the following subgroups in 2019: female (79.7%), non-Hispanic Asian (82.8%), and 12th grade (83.0%).