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27 September 2011

Sleep-deprived teens engage in risky behaviour

The two-thirds of teenagers who get less than eight hours of sleep on school nights are more likely to smoke, drink and fight, according to a new study.

The two-thirds of teenagers who get less than eight hours of sleep on school nights are more likely to smoke, drink and fight, according to a new study by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Those behaviours include smoking cigarettes and marijuana and drinking alcohol. For example, 50% of students who slept less than eight hours reported drinking alcohol in the prior 30 days, compared to 37% of those who slept more than eight hours.

 
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