teens mood sleep

Got a Moody Teen? Sleep Problems May Be the Culprit

teens mood sleepIt’s not uncommon to have a moody teen in the house. The lack of sleep is often to blame for their troubles.

Key takeaways:

  • A new study reveals that the combination of lack of sleep and daytime drowsiness will make teens moody and ill-mannered.
  • Insufficient and misaligned sleep will have consequences for physical and mental health in teens.
  • Starting school at 8.30 or later may help promote adolescent health, performance and safety. It will help synchronize start times to sleep timing, needs and amount.

The findings suggest that the sleep time misalignment and daytime sleepiness associated with early school start times “may contribute to risk-taking behaviors, poor control of emotions and impaired thinking skills,” Owens said.

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