Parents, there’s a good chance your teenager isn’t getting nearly enough sleep. According to a study released Tuesday produced by Researchers at Columbia University, only 6.2 percent to 7.7 percent of females and 8.0 percent to 9.4 percent of males reported getting nine or more hours of sleep.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adolescents get nine or 10 hours of sleep each day. Among 12th graders, approximately 95 percent of males and females did not meet this recommendation. The study finding furthers the concern surrounding teen sleep habits as a lack of sleep can severely affect memory, emotional health, the immune system and can lead to weight gain.
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