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Teenagers Need More Sleep


Teenagers need sleep.

According to a recent study through the Sleep Number research, teens need up to 10 hours of sleep per night. Take a look at this article and let me know what you think:

The study found that 3/4 high schoolers are not getting the recommended amount of sleep which leads to issues with their emotional, physical, and mental development.

“Kids who have insufficient sleep, adults too, are more likely to be depressed, to have anxiety, and suicidal thoughts,” says Van Cauter, who was formally in charge of the Sleep, Metabolism and Health Center and is now a professor at the University of Chicago Department of Medicine. In addition, the researchers noted measurable changes in athletic performance, physical and sexual development, and the presence of obesity.  Dr. Foster believes that teenagers need consistent and solid 10 hours sleep per night.  Now, the next time your teenager says they don’t need so much sleep, you can share this research with them.  Good luck!!  Please let me know if you want further information on the impact of sleep on your ability to succeed in your life’s dreams!!  


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