Getting more sleep will likely help middle and high school students in Nevada and across the country do better in school, be healthier and make healthier choices, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Epidemiologist Anne Wheaton with the CDC says only one in eight students in Nevada gets the recommended amount of sleep, between eight-and-a-half and nine-and-a-half hours per night. She says sleep deprivation is linked to drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco and using drugs as well as poor academic performance.
“If you haven’t had enough sleep and you’re sitting in the first period of school, you have a harder time paying attention and your memory doesn’t work quite as well,” she says. “If you don’t get enough sleep.”Read More »