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Two-Thirds of American Teens Need More Shut-Eye

Posted on Jan 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter on 01/08/2010 FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) — In news that probably won’t surprise the parents or teachers of adolescents, a new study finds that most U.S. teens aren’t getting enough sleep each night. In fact, the study found that almost 69 percent of high school students get less than seven hours of sleep nightly. Only about 8 percent of teens get the optimal amount — nine hours or more — every night. “We found that overall, about two-thirds of high school students are getting insufficient sleep on an average school...

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