Sleep Deprived Teens Are More Likely to Later Become Alcoholics

January 20, 2015 9:59 AM

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A new study found that adolescents who routinely lack proper sleep have a considerably increased risk of starting binge drinking, getting involved in risky sexual behaviors, or displaying antisocial behavior later in life.

The study also revealed that these behavioral patterns were a consequence of sleep deprivation in young age regardless the cause of the lack of sleep – insomnia or just staying up late at night to chat on social media, or watch TV.

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