Teenage Depression Sleep
A study found a much lower rate of teenage depression in adolescents whose parents set their bedtimes before 10 o'clock, compared to their peers who went to bed after midnight.
Yes, you read correctly--"parents set their bedtimes!"
Fewer hours of sleep per night also correlated with a much higher risk of depression in the adolescents aged 12 through 18 who participated in the study.
Dr. James Gangwisch, who led the study, says the outcomes suggest that lack of sleep affects the development of teenage depression. "Adequate quality sleep could therefore be a preventative measure against depression and a treatment for depression," he said.
Some experts believe that teens need a minimum of nine hours sleep nightly. After reading below about the connection between inadequate sleep and teenage depression, you might want to evaluate how your teens and preteens (and even you yourself!) are doing in the sleep department.
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