7 Reasons Teens Need Quality SleepSleep deprivation is something that affects the old and young, but the age perhaps most susceptible to sleep problems, and which may have the most lasting effects, is teens. Not only do teens need more sleep, but it aids in development and staves off health issues later in life.
Sleep turns on puberty
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It turns out puberty is literally something that happens overnight. A recent study looked at how and when the brain “turns on” puberty, and found that the brain activates puberty during deep sleep. Researchers examined children aged 9 through 15 and looked at pulses of luteinizing hormone (LH) in relation to sleep stages. LH is a key element to reproduction and triggers ovulation in women and stimulates the production of testosterone in men. They found that most LH pulses occur after deep sleep. Not getting quality deep sleep could disrupt the normal puberty process.