Teenagers are notorious for staying up late at night. When they are not working on school projects, they are usually socializing late into the night and missing out on valuable sleep. A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that as much as two-thirds of high school students get less than seven hour so sleep nightly. The study also found that girls and students in higher grades are getting the least amount of sleep.
The study’s findings are a cause for concern because according to Dr. Jonathan Pletcher , an adolescent medicine specialist at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, "…a lack of sleep can increase depression, negative physical health like headaches, poor school performance, school absenteeism and drowsy driving."
So how can you or your teen get more sleep and offset some of the negative consequences of teen sleep deprivation?
- Get more tips and learn more about Teens and Sleep.
- Learn more about the study.