Lack of sleep linked to teen addiction!
Kids who sleep less are at higher risk of depression, drug-taking and risky behavior. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found chronic sleep deprivation can be brought on by staying up late and waking early for school or work. In scans they found decreased activity in the area of the brain that operates goal-oriented actions and reward learning in those who lacked sleep. It was also found to lead to depression.
How We Can Get More Sleep
According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) following these simple tips can help improve sleeping habits.
Stick to a regular sleep schedule - even on the weekends
Create a relaxing bedtime ritual
Switching off all technology hours before going to bed