Idaho State University’s developmental psychology department revealed that young people with inadequate sleep end up as heavy drinkers, along with risky sexual behaviors. Professor Maria Wong, a co-author of the study claimed that young people in the United States do not sleep well very often. The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health involved 6,504 students from grades 7 to 12, and the national polls revealed that 45% of adolescents and 27% of school-aged kids have inadequate sleep.
Other studies revealed that 1 out of 10 adolescents have trouble sleeping or staying asleep every single day during the last 12 months. Wong wrote in the study that improper sleeping habits are linked to insomnia, excessive internet activities, poor sleep hygiene, including social and academic concerns.