Stop Texting and Go to Sleep!

Dr. James Gangwisch, Dr. Carlyle Smith,Dr. Mary Carskadon and Sue Blaney

Most teens do not get enough sleep. According to the National Sleep foundation one study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8 1/2 hours on school nights. Consequences of insufficient sleep include moodiness, difficulty concentrating, and a reduced ability to comprehend and retain what is learned. A brain hungry for sleep can even be deadly. Learn what you need to know to ensure that your teens are getting enough sleep.
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May 8, 2009
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Carlyle Smith is director of a world-class sleep research laboratory at Trent University. Mary A. Carskadon, Ph.D., is a professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and director, Chronobiology and Sleep Research Laboratory at E. P. Bradley Hospital. James Gangwisch, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience. Sue Blaney is an award-winning author of Please Stop the Rollercoaster! How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride.
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