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    The earlier to bed, the healthier the head - Telegraph

    Teens allowed to go to bed after midnight were almost a quarter 24 per cent more likely to suffer from depression and a fifth more likely to think about self harm than those who were set bedtimes of 10pm or earlier.
    The authors of the study, published in the journal Sleep, said that the more sleep adolescents get the better it is for their mental health.

    Adolescents who usually slept for five or fewer hours per night were 71 per cent more likely to suffer from depression and 48 per cent more likely to think about committing suicide than those who reported getting eight hours of nightly sleep, it was claimed.
    Researchers studied more than 15,000 students and their parents at US schools from age 12 to 17.

    The average sleep duration was seven hours and 53 minutes, against the nine or more hours of nightly sleep recommended for adolescents.
    Those with a bedtime or 10pm or earlier slept on average eight hours and ten minutes 33 minutes longer than those who went to bed at 11pm, and 40 minutes more than those who went to bed past midnight.

    Dr James Gangwisch, lead author and a professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, said: "Our results are consistent with the theory that inadequate sleep is a risk factor for depression. Adequate quality sleep could therefore be a preventative measure against depression and a treatment for depression."
    Of the parents questioned, 54 per cent of parents said their child had to go to bed by 10pm or earlier on weeknights, 21 per cent reported setting a bedtime of 11pm, and 25 per cent reported setting a bedtime of midnight or later.

    The researchers believe that sleep deprivation is directly linked to depression and suicidal thoughts, leaving the youngsters less able to cope with daily stress and with more difficulties in engaging with peers and adults.
    It is also more likely to make them moody.

    The research backs up previous findings that showed that having trouble sleeping can literally drive you mad.
    Insomnia and other sleep-related problems could lead to illnesses including psychiatric conditions, attention deficit disorder, post traumatic stress and depression, research suggests.
    Sleep problems have long been linked to mental health conditions, but they were thought to be a side effect of the disease. Now, however, scientists at Harvard believe that sleeping difficulties could be the causes of some mental health problems.

    Other studies have shown that treating patients with sleeping pills can alleviate their depression, according to the article in New Scientist magazine.
    Some scientists suggest that a lack of sleep can cause fluctuations in hormones in the body, including those which relate to how we deal with stress.

    They also believe that dreaming about problems can help the body to process painful memories and promote good mental health.

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    veri informative thnx

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    I am Brown so ARe you DOwN?
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    lol its very other way around for me....STILL STYLING AND PROFILIN
    sorry dude .... Hash

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    i fall under average sleep i guess



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