Health Tip: Teens Need Enough Sleep12/31/13
(HealthDay News) -- Sufficient sleep is essential for everyone,
especially teens who are busy with school and social
The National Sleep Foundation says lack of sufficient sleep
among teens can lead to:
- Difficulty concentrating, problem-solving, listening, learning
and remembering important information.
- Problems with skin, including acne.
- Increased aggressive or inappropriate behavior.
- Increased likelihood of eating unhealthy foods and gaining
- Increased risk of using nicotine and caffeine. Among teens who
drink, lack of sleep can increase the effects of alcohol.
- Increased risk of drowsy driving, unsafe use of equipment and
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