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Low on Sleep, Teenagers Behave in Risky Ways

Parents know how grumpy and distracted their teenagers can behave when they don’t get enough sleep. But a new study shows that lack of sleep can also put your teen at a greater risk of injury.

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“Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control investigated the link between sleep duration and injury-risk related behaviors in high-school students in the United States. They found that students who reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on school nights were significantly more likely to also report engaging in a number of behaviors linked to injury risk, compared to students who reported sleeping nine hours on school nights.” Read more.

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