There has been a lot of research on issues around teens and sleep, and I’ve done lessons on it with my students (see The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep).

And there has also been substantial research on the challenges poverty causes by reducing “mental bandwidth.”  For example, poverty, in some situations, might cause issues with “self-control,” not the other way around (see The Best Resources Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough).

Now, new research has found that poverty can make it more challenging to sleep well and cause yet another pressure on “mental bandwidth.”

You can read about it at The Washington Post article, The sleep gap: If you’re wealthy, you probably get plenty. If you’re poor or a minority, you may not, research finds.