Want to avoid horrible, career-ending sports injuries? If you’re an adolescent, prioritizing sleep over nocturnal Facebook-and-trash TV time may be your best bet, new research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans concluded.
Research conducted at the Harvard-Westlakeschool in Los Angeles on 7th to 12th graders concluded that students who got over eight hours of sleep a night reported 68 percent less sports injuries than their sleepier compatriots.
The researchers also found that kids chances of getting injured increased as they moved up in grade, perhaps increasing their cumulative risk of injury—and of course, older athletes tend to be larger and more competitive.
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