Enter Sandman - But Way Too Late for Teens

February 17, 2015 9:25 PM

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A good night's sleep is a distant dream for many teens, as new research shows the average duration of slumber among U.S. adolescents has collectively slipped during the past 20 years.

The problem is worse among teenage girls than boys, according to a study published online Monday in Pediatrics, a journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Scientists at Columbia University and colleagues dub this decline "the Great Sleep Recession." They analyzed data from a cross-sectional su...

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