Short Sleep Duration In Teens Could Be Deadly

Posted: Apr 15 2016, 8:39am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Short Sleep Duration in Teens Could Be Deadly
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Sleep: The Fuel for the Brain

Good sleep is very important for the human body. It is as important as the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Our brain operates on the dynamic energy it gets from sleep. Today, thousands of people suffer from the evils of sleep disorders like narcolepsy and insomnia. That is because mostly people are stuck with their routines and busy schedules which prevent them from gaining more hours of sleep.  

The issue of sleep deprivation is endemic among teens nowadays and a lot of research has shown that sleep deprivation not only limits the brain’s productivity but can also be deadly!


Teens and adolescents are likely to get less hours of sleep due to a lot of reasons:

  • Their bodies go through a ‘horrendous’ internal change and the restless neurons are met with the mighty hormones which create a state of disequilibrium.
  • Sudden burden of the studies and the blows of a new life with which they try to keep up pace is too much to take.
  • Their sudden behavioral problems with their parents and the people around them are enough to tire their brain cells to the level of such extreme malfunction that they end up getting no sleep at all.

According to the research conducted by the US department of education, it was found that the schools which started at 9 a.m. instead of 7:30 a.m. were yielding excellent results and the students  performed well in most of the core subjects i.e. English, Math, Science and Social Studies. By foreseeing the prevalent threat of sleep disorders in the teens, only 18 % of the schools started opening their premises at 9 in the morning. 

According to CNN, consequences of less sleep intake include : limited learning ability and lower concentration levels. This makes us prone to pimples and acne and the sleep deprived display disrupted and inappropriate behavior.

The evil of sleep deprivation has destroyed thousands of healthy brains and is the biggest obstacle in the fruitful development of teens today, but still it is not given serious thought.  

By writing more about it and pushing this issue in the limelight and the social media, it is bound to get serious attention in the future if not today. To those who know about this menace, curb it with your steel will and indulge yourself into the “healthy hours” of sleep, and last but not least… 


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