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Teens who get less than seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to engage in risky behavior, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
Not getting enough sleep can lead to illness, obesity, poor grades, depression, and daytime sleepiness. WebMD explains the importance of adequate sleep for teens.
Think of it as living in a different time zone than the rest of us. They naturally fall asleep later, they get started on homework too late, and those glowing screens keep them up even longer.