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News flash: Teens need adequate sleep!

By: Dennis Rosen, M.D., Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications There’s been a lot of back-and-forth recently about how much sleep we really need, with recent studies suggesting that some long-held notions about this may be outdated. For example, a recently published study challenged the widely held belief that adults need an average of eight hours of sleep a night to function well. The researchers found that members of pre-industrial societies, free of the technological…

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