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Teens are sleeping less – but there's a surprisingly easy fix

  • Written by Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University

Something is stealing teens’ sleep.

In a newly released analysis of two large national surveys, my co-authors and I found that the number of U.S. teens who reported sleeping less than seven hours a night jumped 22 percent between 2012 and 2015. Sleep experts agree that teens need at least nine hours of sleep a night. But by 2015,...

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