The finding, presented at SLEEP , the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, may be key to understanding the link between sleep and obesity. Hale, speaking about the study results. The study, which was supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, examined the association between sleep duration and food choices in a national representative sample of 13, teenagers in the second wave of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The data were collected in when the interview subjects had a mean age of 16 years.
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Many teens don't get enough sleep, usually because they're busy and tend to skimp on sleep. But sleep problems can keep some teens awake at night even when they want to sleep. Over time, those nights of missed sleep whether they're caused by a sleep disorder or simply not scheduling enough time for the necessary ZZZs can build into a sleep deficit. People with a sleep deficit are unable to concentrate, study, and work effectively.
Did you know that teenagers who sleep less than eight to nine hours per night may have an increased chance of gaining weight than those who do get adequate sleep? In fact, many teens suffer from treatable sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy, insomnia, restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea, without even knowing about it. Not getting the proper amount or quality of sleep leads to more than just feeling tired.