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Adults require seven to eight hours of sleep each night and teens require even more, but few of us actually get that much on a consistent basis. Busy schedules can get in the way, but for many a lack of sleep is due to other problems. 

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It's no secret that teens don't get enough sleep on school nights, an estimated five to seven hours a night. They need nine. Researchers say not only does this affect their school work, it affects their driving.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is studying whether adding 90 minutes of sleep a night will  make them more alert and decrease accidents. The study involves driving a simulator and monitoring the mood of the teen while they do it.

 

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