Teens lack of sleep take more risks


WASHINGTON - A study released by the Centers for Disease Control find High School Students with lack of sleep are more likely to drive drunk. The CDC study lead author says, "I thought it was really, really surprising and just really worrying". Students who get only five or six hours of sleep a night are twice as likely to say they had driven drunk, rode with someone who had drank, or not buckle up. The study released Thursday is based on in-school, anonymous, paper-and-pencil surveys of more than 50,000 high school students conducted nationally in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. Too-little sleep is very common, and too-much sleep is pretty rare. About 69 out of 100 high school students get insufficient sleep which is defined as seven hours of sleep or less on average school night. About two out of every 100 get too much which is 10 or more hours.

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