30. 5 Tips to Help Your Teen Sleep Better (Even If They're Not Ready to Change Anything Yet)

Season #1

Is your teen struggling with their sleep but not on board with making any changes yet?  Suggesting sleep advice often backfires if your teen is ambivalent or just not interested.

In this episode, I go over 5 behind-the-scenes steps you can take to help your teen sleep better as well as next steps you can recommend when your teen is ready to address their sleep.   



For professionals and organizations: Please visit www.decodeinsomnia.com/professionals to learn how to integrate the DECODE Insomnia resources into your practice and to download the DECODE Insomnia START Kit.

For help with sleep: Start here. ***Please note: The Find the Eight Sleep Series has been replaced by the DECODE Insomnia START video series*** 

For parents: Download all of the resources including 5 Tips to Help Your Teen Sleep Better (Even If They're Not Ready Yet) and Tips to Navigate Bedtime & Electronics Struggles cheatsheet.    


Resources Mentioned in the Episode

Ep 12. Dr. Amy Gajaria and the Art of Waiting for Your Window with Teens

Ep 19: Navigating Bedtime and Electronics with Your Teen

Some of the DECODE Project episodes focused on connection:

Ep 31: 5 Tips to Build Connection with Your Teen (Compilation Episode)

Ep 3: How to Empower and Stay Connected to Your Teen with Dr. Elyse Dubo

Ep 9: Randi Young and How to Collaborate with Your Teen

Ep 23: Adapting To Meet Teens Where They Are With Performing Artist Denise Oucharek

Ep 24: Connecting & Collaborating with Teens w/ Elite Athlete and Youth Therapist Sara Davidson


About The DECODE Project Podcast

In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and youth psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi speaks to parents, youth, and other experts about what really moves the dial on change when change is difficult

Learn more about the DECODE Project and resources by visiting decodeinsomnia.com or on Instagram @decodeinsomnia

Music by Micheal Lerner



The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.