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States where teens don’t get enough sleep

States where teens don’t get enough sleep

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Late in 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General released a new advisory on youth mental health, drawing attention to rising rates of depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, and other mental health issues among young Americans. These trends in youth mental health can be attributed in part to worsening health habits, including lack of sleep. Researchers ranked U.S. states according to the percentage of high school students who reported getting eight hours of sleep on an average school night.


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