Too little sleep among teens may increase their risk of health problems
(dailyRx News) Not getting enough sleep can have serious effects on physical and mental health. This is particularly true for teens, whose bodies and minds are still developing.
Not getting enough sleep can interfere with teens’ emotional well-being and how frequently they choose to take risks. Yet a recent study found that teens are not getting enough sleep, especially black teens and males.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that teens get eight to nine hours of sleep each night.
The teens in this study, however, were getting an average of six to seven hours of sleep each night.
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