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Sleep Disorders

7 Reasons Teens Need Quality Sleep

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Teenage girl sleeping in bed.
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Teenage boy sleeping.
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Sleep turns on puberty


Teenage boy playing video games.
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Gaming and Internet deprives teens of sleep


Standing on a scale.
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Sleep deprivation leads to weight gain in teens


Boy being bullied in school.
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Sleepiness makes teens bullies


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Sleep apnea impairs teen life skills


Assorted junk food.
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Sleep deprived teens eat more fatty foods


Girl laying down on bed and using smart phone.
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Bedtime texting causes sleep problems


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