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Monday, February 14, 2011

Are Teens Sleeping Enough? What do you think?!

Thanks to Nathan for this one:

The above article is what I am submitting for my blog post. I find this to be a very current issue regarding many peers that go to our school. The article is extremely thought provoking in that it mentions some of side effects that sleep deprivation can have on teenagers. Only about 7.9% of American teens get the required 8-9 hours of sleep. The rest of the student population does not. This puts these children and an increased chance of disease by weakening their immune system, and it even can lead to obesity. The issue is often due to pressures such as performance in school. When our teenager's health is at risk, it the country's job to pay attention and curb the issue.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/53220/title/Science_%2B_the_Public__Vast_majority_of_teens_are_sleep-deprived

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