TEEN SLEEP DEPRIVATION, Part 2: Strategies for Managing

These are some of the effects of sleep deprivation in teenagers
* lower grades, greater difficulty learning and paying attention, slower cognitive skills.
* more auto accidents for various reasons, including slower reaction time, drowsiness and difficulty paying attention
* poor decision making and greater likelihood of giving into to peer pressure
* greater vulnerability to psychological problems including depression, risk taking behavior, violence and problems controlling emotions
* impaired coordination, affecting sports and everyday activities
* irritability
* Long term effects include compromised immune systems, lethargy . . .

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