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08 July 2010

Earlier bedtimes may protect teens from depression (The Dana Foundation Website - 6 April 2010)

Dana_logo A good night's sleep has long been known to have mood benefits.  But can enforcing earlier bedtimes help teens prevent depression?

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Parents, take note: Enforcing an earlier bedtime for your unruly teenager may be more than worth it. In the Jan. 1 issue of Sleep, researchers at Columbia University demonstrate a strong correlation between lack of sleep and depressive symptoms in adolescents. The study examined more than 15,000 adolescents and their parents...

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