Health & Wellbeing Posts

30th Jan 2019

Lack of Sleep in Teens

Sleep experts have recently warned of a sleep deprivation epidemic among schoolchildren which is affecting their wellbeing and mental health. Educational authorities are being urged to alter school hours so pupils can stay in bed longer. Getting too little sleep is linked to poor educational results, anxiety and obesity. Lack of sleep in teens is particularly relevant as their natural sleep cycle changes in adolescence meaning their bodies need to go to sleep two hours later and wake later in the morning.

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