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Video Games and the Web Limit Kids' Sleep Time

Only 10% of teens get the recommended 9-10 hours of sleep per night.

In a preliminary analysis of 16,410 teens who participated in the 2009 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey, researchers from the University of Arkansas found that teens who slept the least were the most likely to be the heaviest users of video games and web browsing. They also found that more than one third of teens were not getting the recommended one hour of daily exercise and only 10% achieved 9-10 hours of sleep.

PositiveTip: Sleep is vital for growth, mood, immunity and other key health factors. Are you or your teens getting enough?

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