Hanging out with friends and staying up late might not be different from what some teens did 30 years ago, but new research suggests technological distractions that teens have access to today cut into the quality of their much-needed rest, reports the Kansas City Star. A study published in the journal Pediatrics last year showed that teens kept up their activities late into the night. After 9 p.m., 82 percent of the high school students surveyed were watching TV, 55 percent were using a computer online, and 44 percent were talking on the phone—with another 34 percent sending and receiving...

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