Sleep-Deprived Teens’ Disturbing Thoughts
Study: They’re More Likely to Be Depressed and Think of Suicide
(CBS) A new study shows that teens who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to suffer from depression and have suicidal thoughts — in some cases — much more likely.
Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York found that earlier bedtimes can help protect adolescents from such tendencies, reports CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton.
That flies in the face of the common perception that teens need less sleep than people in other age groups.
It’s been estimated that adolescents need a little more than nine hours of sleep per night.
Those in the study whose parents set bedtimes of midnight or later were 24 percent more likely to suffer from depression and 20… (Full Article)
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