Sleep-Deprived Teens Paying Price - CBS News
This is an interesting article showing that kids don't get enough sleep. I think from there it carries over into the rest of life as well though. I don't think anyone that I work with gets more than 6 or 7 hours of sleep. I am usually up until midnight and my alarm goes off at 5:30 AM (I usually hit snooze once or twice though). I don't think it's entirely just a change in our bodies that starts at puberty. I think we are too busy wasting time with TV to be productive and get done the things that need to get done, which eats into our sleep time. I know personally that when I go to bed with the TV on that I can sit there and flip channels non-stop for close to an hour before turning it off and going to sleep, just because it's on. If it weren't on, I'd get close to another hour of sleep on a lot of nights.