Teens need sleep

Another reason adolescents need more sleep was discovered in a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC analyzed 50,000 questionnaires given to adolescents.  Teens who got less than 7 hours sleep were more likely to engage in risky behavior versus those who slept 9 hours a night.  This type of “risky behavior” includes texting and driving, drinking and driving, riding with a driver who was drinking, and not wearing a seat belt in a car or a helmet while on a bicycle.