Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sleepy

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Found this gem today, an article about how sleep-deprived teenagers are.

Teens are “not simply little adults” when it comes to sleep needs, said Dr. Michel Cramer Bornemann, co-director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center at Hennepin County Medical Center. “Adults require about eight hours of sleep each night, while teens need at least nine. Yet the average teen gets only about six. They’re running in a chronic sleep-deprived state Monday through Friday.”

Teens have a bit of what he calls a natural “sleep delay,” or tendency to stay up later and sleep in later than their biological clocks will dictate when they reach maturity, a routine that doesn’t jibe with school schedules.

I can totally relate. I totally have sleep delay, except, what it is called when you sleep early yet still can't wake up in the morning? General laziness?

DF

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