Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Not getting enough sleep causes all kinds of harm to people's minds and bodies no matter their age. Story highlights Teens may be suffering the most from sleep deprivation, new study says National Sleep Foundation has new recommendations on how much sleep to get Mindful meditation can help those suffering sleep disturbances, researchers say CNN I won't take it personally if you yawn while reading this story. Chances are ,you're sleep-deprived. Sleep deprivation is such a rampant problem that last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic.
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Download Article Probably not. Between homework, extracurriculars, jobs, and a slew of technology that tempts kids to stay up, few teens are getting the nine hours of sleep per night that researchers say they need. And while that may seem like a minor problem — after all, few adults get the recommended seven hours per night, and we survive — doctors say getting enough sleep is crucial for teenagers. Lack of sleep can affect school performance, moods, and behavior.
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Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study found. More than half of kids aged 15 and older would need to sleep at least two hours more each night to meet recommendations for adequate rest, heightening concerns about the impact on their health and academic performance. That's according to researchers who analyzed the University of Michigan's annual "Monitoring the Future" national surveys of youth behavior.
Sleep deficiency is a broader concept. It occurs if you have one or more of the following: You don't get enough sleep sleep deprivation You sleep at the wrong time of day that is, you're out of sync with your body's natural clock You don't sleep well or get all of the different types of sleep that your body needs You have a sleep disorder that prevents you from getting enough sleep or causes poor quality sleep This article focuses on sleep deficiency, unless otherwise noted. Sleeping is a basic human need, like eating, drinking, and breathing. Like these other needs, sleeping is a vital part of the foundation for good health and well-being throughout your lifetime.