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.
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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