Lack of Sleep Puts Teens at Risk

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Most high school students don’t get enough sleep which can put them at risk of getting hurt.

A new government study found teens who averaged less than seven hours of sleep were much more likely to drink or text while driving, ride with a drunk driver or not wear a seatbelt than those who slept nine hours a night.

Insufficient sleep was more common among upperclassmen and females.

Researchers say teens who got too much sleep were also at a higher risk of being injured.

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