New data released by Sleep Cycle, an alarm clock that tracks sleep patterns, show that teenagers in Europe have the best sleep quality -- and teenagers in the United States have the worst. Sleep derivation can lead to a host of health problems in adults, such as obesity and increased risk of stroke and diabetes. But there are immediate consequences of sleep deprivation that affect teens, from the inconvenient to the outright fatal: Teens who haven't slept properly find it harder to learn during morning classes and have a higher risk of getting in a car accident on the way to school than their rested counterparts. The Sleep Cycle data included information from more than 50, teenagers between the ages of 14 and According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens need between 8 and 10 hours of sleep a night to function at their best , a benchmark few of them are hitting.
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CNN How safe are schools around the world? That's a question that a new report from the United Nations Children's Fund helps answer, and it suggests that schools could and should be much safer. The Parent Curve offers a look at the norms and numbers around tough decisions parents face. Where are you on the curve? Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Story highlights Bullying, schools under attack, physical punishment: Places of learning could be safer, report says Globally, about million students ages 13 to 15 report facing peer violence at school.
Half of world’s teens experience peer violence in and around school – UNICEF
It impacts student learning and well-being in rich and poor countries alike. In the short-term this impacts their learning, and in the long-term it can lead to depression, anxiety and even suicide. Violence is an unforgettable lesson that no child needs to learn.