Teenage Sleep Deprivation. To supplement these findings, there have been numerous studies linking sleep deprivation with drinking, binge-drinking, drinking and driving, and risky sexual behavior. Simplistically, the research shows teens need sleep to function and perform well, without it they are at higher risk for mental health problems including substance use. While teens need eight to 10 hours of sleep a night, studies show that only 15 percent of them get eight hours of sleep on school nights. As a result, they may underperform in the classroom. And more concerning: Drivers age 25 and under account for half of asleep-at-the-wheel accidents.Author: Michael Barrow, MD.
Mar 24, 2011 · Sleep deprivation is rampant in offices across America, according to three recent studies, and now new research points to the likely culprit: Author: Laurie Tarkan. Until adolescence, melatonin, the hormone that triggers the onset of sleep, is released in the afternoon as daylight fades. But for reasons that are still unclear, teens receive these hormonal signals later in the evening, delaying the time they start to feel sleepy by about two hours. Sleep Solution: Reset the Author: Margery D. Rosen.
People with prolonged sleep deprivation show symptoms of inattention, including the inability to multitask, fuzzy thinking, poor memory, and emotional upheaval. Poor sleep doesn’t cause ADHD, but it can mimic its symptoms. It’s common for teens (and adults) with correctly diagnosed ADHD to experience sleep disruption as part of the disorder.Author: Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D. The dangers of sleep deprivation in teenagers – and the solutions A teenage girl rests with a phone in her hand - one of major disruptions to healthy sleep. Source: Getty Images.
Earlier School Start Times. With more than half of American teenagers living with chronic sleep deprivation, parents and teachers tend to overlook the profound effects it has on kids’ physical, mental and behavioral health. The sleep deficit is not in fact, a normal part of being a teenager. It’s part of an invisible epidemic that we need to start addressing.Author: Sal Pietro. Many teens who miss sleep suffer with irritability, mood swings, and even depression. Sleep deprivation also affects your complexion, your health, and your weight. (Some studies link sleeping less with an increased risk of obesity.) Too little sleep can also make young people more likely to suffer injuries and have auto accidents.