If you haven't had at least seven hours of sleep in the last 24, you probably shouldn't be behind the wheel, traffic safety data suggests.
Drowsy Driving: Asleep at the Wheel
In the study, drivers ages 17 to 24 who reported sleeping six or fewer hours per night were about 20 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash over a two-year period, compared with those who slept more than six hours a night. Car crashes among the sleep-deprived were more likely to occur between 8 p.
Most teens don't get enough sleep , usually because their schedules are overloaded or they spend too much time texting or chatting with friends until the wee hours of the morning.
Lack of sufficient sleep--a rampant problem among teens--appears to put adolescents at risk for cognitive and emotional difficulties, poor school performance, accidents and psychopathology, research suggests.
Drowsy Driving Kills: Crash Rate Spikes With Each Hour Of Lost Sleep : Shots - Health News : NPR
Sleep-Deprived Teen Drivers More Likely to Crash
Drive alert and stay unhurt.
Sleep-related complaints are common in adolescents, but their impact on the rate of motor vehicle crashes accidents is poorly known.
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