Dr. Kantor’s article in Consumer Health Digest…
It is no secret that our culture has become more and more sleep deprived in recent years. Sleep deprivation is not limited to adults who are new parents, or over loaded with stress and work.
Teens are also skipping out on sleep, resulting in serious mood disorders, while increasing* their mental health risk for depressionand future addiction issues. The sleep deprivation does not have to be for a long period of time, short-term sleep deprivation can still increase* risk.
Teens are living in a world of distraction, they are on their smart devices, social media, and watching Internet videos more then any other population group. In addition to those distractions, the demands of school, standardized testing, college applications result in staying up late and waking up early for school. This will increase* stress levels….