Less Sleep Associated With Risky Behavior in Teens, Study Finds

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Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are more likely to engage in risky behaviors, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers say those behaviors include drunken driving, potentially unsafe sexual activity, aggressive behavior, and use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Teens who sleep less than six hours a night are also three times more likely to report considering suicide, compared to teens who sleep eight hours or more. A whopping 70 percent of high school students get less than the recommended eight hours of sleep per night. Read more here https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/01/health/sleep-risky-behavior-teens-study/index.html

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