Study: Teens texting can lead to sleep deprivation

September 16, 2009 1:13:02 PM PDT
Recent research shows teenagers are text-messaging so much in the middle of the night, that is leading to sleep deprivation and the health problems that go along with it.

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The average teen sends 97 texts a day.

A Belgian study has found that the sleep cycles of 44 percent of 16-year-olds and about 21 percent of teens wake up at least once a month to answer a text.

Health experts say parents should set limits, including taking away their teens' phones at night.

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