Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults

On February 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. Now, research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of York, in the United Kingdom, shows that those same teens are 4.5 times more likely to commit violent…

Poor self-regulation in teens associated with circadian rhythms and daytime sleepiness

On November 4, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Chronic insufficient sleep is at epidemic levels in U.S. teens and has been associated with depression, substance use, accidents, and academic failure. Poor self-regulation or an inability to alter thinking, emotions, and behaviors to meet varying social demands is thought to be a key link between inadequate sleep in…

'More teens affected by CFS than previously recognized'

On January 26, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Around 1 in 50 children aged 16 years have chronic fatigue syndrome lasting at least 6 months. This is the conclusion of what is deemed the largest study to date of the disorder in children. Researchers estimated that almost 2% of 16-year-olds have CFS, and these teenagers miss around half…

Sleep-deprived teens find it harder to cope with stress

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

If your teenage son or daughter is reacting badly to stress, he or she might be in need of better quality sleep, according to research published online in Physiology and Behavior. Lack of sleep in teens leads to extra stress and poor functioning. Nearly 70% of American adolescents…

Study shows that teens lose sleep after change to daylight saving time

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Study is first to measure negative effects of daylight saving time using objective measurements of sleep duration and vigilance in high school students A new study shows that high school students lose sleep on school nights following the change to daylight saving time that occurs in March. The loss…