A Teen Sleeper

Study probes adolescent sleep habits

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(HealthDayNews) -- In addition to youth, vitality and an endless ability to party, teenagers have an awesome capacity to fall asleep.

The School of Nursing at the University of California in San Francisco studied the sleep patterns of adolescents. What they learned, as reported in the Journal of Adolescent Health, was:

  • boys sleep later than girls
  • girls who wake up earlier in the morning tend to fall asleep on the way home from school
  • teens who go out drinking the night before school are likely to be sleepy in class

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