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Bad sleep linked to poor health, risky sex in teens (Dr. Annalijn Conklin, CHÉOS)

Two new studies highlight the importance of sleep for teen health.

The first, done by researchers at the University of British Columbia and published in Preventative Medicine, studied B.C. students aged 13 to 17 over two years and found that chronic, low-quality sleep was related to poorer health.

“Even if they had difficulty falling asleep just one night a week, if that was a regular occurrence over two years, it really seemed to affect their overall health,” said Dr. Annalijn Conklin, study author and assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of British Columbia in a school press release.

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