Print Edition: Feb. 22, 2015
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A formative, family-friendly factoid from a recent study or survey in the news.
BY John Lilly
According to a new survey, many
teens have a low quality of life due to lack of sleep. The poll found that
insufficient sleep causes teens fall asleep in class, lack energy for physical
activity, feel depressed and put themselves in danger by driving while drowsy.
The National Center on Sleep Disorders, part of the
National Institutes of Health, says that, over time, chronic sleepiness
increases youngsters’ risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and infections.
Nine hours a night should be the norm. (For adults, eight will do.)
Source: Child Health News, March 29
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