VISUAL TEXT Is Your Phone Ruining Your Sleep? Do you sleep with your phone? A lot of teens do. As a result, many teens are tired all the time. Why? The screens on phones and other devices keep you from getting sleepy. Experts say to keep devices out of your room, and to turn them off an hour before you go to sleep. Teen Sleep Troubles 100% — 90% — 80% — 70% — 60% — 50% — 40% — 30% — 20% — 10% — 0% — Percent of Teens Keep phone, TV, or other devices in bedroom Leave devices on at night Wake up to text after going to sleep Sometimes fall asleep at school Get 7 hours or less of sleep* SOURCE: 2014 SLEEP IN AMERICA POLL, NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION; ALL STATISTICS ARE FOR TEENS AGES 15-17 Sleep Habit *8-10 HOURS PER NIGHT IS NEEDED 1. What percent of teens leave devices on at night? A 89 percent B 68 percent 3. What is one step you can take to get a better night’s sleep? NICOLE HILL/RUBBERBALL/CORBIS (TEEN); ISTOCKPHOTO.COM (2) C 43 percent D 33 percent Make a poster called “How to Sleep Better.” Include information from the graph. You can also do extra research on how to get a good night’s sleep. Ask your teacher to send us a photo of your poster. Five winners will each get a $25 Amazon gift card! 2. The author wants to add more facts to the graph. One fact that would NOT belong on the graph is the percentage of teens who A often have trouble falling asleep. B stay up late to do homework. C sleep 9 hours every night. D wake up several times during the night. CONTEST NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS IN GRADES 4-12. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 10, 2015. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. FOR AN ENTRY FORM, COMPLETE DETAILS, AND OFFICIAL RULES, GO TO WWW.SCHOLASTIC.COM/ACTIONMAG . POSTAL INFORMATION SCHOLASTIC ACTION® (ISSN 0163-3570; in Canada, 2-c no. 9320) is published 10 times during the school year; bi-weekly September; monthly October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May by Scholastic Inc., 2931 E. McCarty St., Jefferson City, MO 65102-3710. Periodical postage paid at Jefferson City, MO 65101 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTERS: Send notice of address changes to SCHOLASTIC ACTION, 2931 East McCarty St., Jefferson City, MO 65102. Printed in the U.S.A.