Study: 70 Percent of High Schoolers Not Getting Enough Sleep

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the results of a 2007 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The study found that 70 percent of high school students are not getting the recommended hours of sleep on school nights.

Students who reported insufficient sleep were more likely to engage in health-risk behaviors, according to an agency press release. Such behaviors include marijuana use, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and suicidal thoughts.

There was no association found between insufficient sleep and watching three or more hours of television per day.

Read the press release.

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