Sleep Deprived Teenagers at Risk

Smoking, drinking, overeating and sexual activity are among the activities of teenagers who sleep less than 8 hours during school nights.  An association has been found between insufficient sleep and risky behavior.

http://blogs.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/2011/10/sleep-deprived-teens-risky-business.html?ecd=wnl_slw_102711

Teens need more sleep than adults but their circadian rhythm drives them to stay up late at night and sleep in  in the morning.  However, as in the case of adults lifestyle changes will help them sleep better and live healthier.  Exercising regularly, not oversleeping, limiting the use of technical gadgets and becoming aware of the importance of sleep is important – to lead a healthy and happy life.

 

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