Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have conditions that could affect their heart health down the road



and  late nights of video games can cause such sleep disruption:


And the less that teenagers sleep the more they are likely to develop type 2 diabetes


And some facts and tips about teens and sleep:



Recently, researchers at the University of Washington and UCLA mined the results of the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and found kids are actually getting the sleep that they need:


And other research suggests that teens may not be at fault for difficulty falling asleep. According to new research, “It’s not just that they don’t want to, or that they have a lot of activities or Facebook or homework time, which they do as well, but they physiologically can’t fall asleep earlier anymore,’ Their production of melatonin shifts by about two hours in teenagers. Melatonin is the hormone that helps regulate our sleep patterns.  With their sleep shifting, teenagers need to sleep later in the morning, but often can’t because of their school schedule.



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