As a mother of three teenagers, observing their current sleep habits makes me stop and wonder—why do all three of them appear to have morphed into nocturnal creatures who sleep-in until lunchtime when given the opportunity on weekends? After a bit of research on the biological changes that are happening to my adolescents, the answer becomes clearer.
A teen’s internal clock
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