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Sleep deprived teenagers more likely to end up obese

A previous study suggested that teenagers need between 7 1/2 - 8 1/2 hours of sleep each night. Now, researchers are suggesting that teenagers may need as much as 9 1/4 hours of sleep each night - and those that aren't getting enough sleep may be in danger of growing [...]

Teenagers with severe asthma more likely to suffer from insomnia

Previous studies have found a link between insomnia and asthma. A new study has now found that adolescents with severe asthma are far more likely to suffer from insomnia symptoms compared to teens who suffer from milder forms of asthma or teenagers without asthma. Researchers in Denver collected data from [...]

Reduce teenage insomnia by canning the energy drinks

Relaxation drinks for insomnia come with health risks - and, perhaps unsurprisingly, so do energy drinks. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now trying to draw more attention to the fact that teenage consumption of energy drinks (especially when mixed with alcohol) can lead to a number of [...]

How long should teenagers sleep?

I don't really agree with setting arbitrary sleep durations since they can add to the pressure many people put on themselves to get the 'right' amount of sleep. I do, however, pass on recommendations that I come across during the course of my research as I know that many people [...]

Insomnia may reduce the effectiveness of CBT for depressed teenagers

Generally speaking, we're big fans of CBT as an insomnia treatment. It doesn't involve medication, and it can be remarkably effective. That being said, it would appear that when used to treat depression in teenagers, CBT is less effective if the individual also suffers from insomnia. This is a major finding, [...]

Insomnia help for students

Students often suffer from insomnia. Whether that's due to stress or alcohol, we're not sure. If you're an insomnia-stricken student (or know one who is), you might find Sue Scheff's sixty tips helpful. Her advice includes giving polyphasic sleep a try (sleep for around four hours at night, then take [...]