Slumber by the numbers

Fewer than 1 in 10 teens get ideal amount of sleep

By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM January 28, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientists hope to understand why most teenagers don’t get enough sleep at night, and how too little sleep affects their well-being.

 

Scientists hope to understand why most teenagers don’t get enough sleep at night, and how too little sleep affects their well-being.

 

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It’s an important question: “On an average school night, how many hours of sleep do you get?”

 

More than 12,000 high school students were recently asked that during a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overall answer: not enough.

 

Studies have shown that teenagers really need at least nine hours of...

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