The Problem Of Teenage Sleeping Disorders

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Kelsie Haydon Mrs. Carroll Eng. 2211 12 October 2015 Teenage Sleeping Disorders Have you ever thought about the amount of teenagers who have some type of sleeping disorder or the more commonly known disorder of insomnia? This is a subject I believe is overlooked more often than not. It should be talked about more frequently because it in some cases can be dangerous to the lives of teenagers. If they were aware of this disorder, then they can get help sooner. There is a range of different causes for why you may have a sleeping disorder, and most all are preventable and curable. About 20-30 percent of all adolescents are diagnosed with some type of sleeping disorder, but just imagine the number of unknown cases. Some of you may be thinking, what are sleeping disorders? Sleeping disorders are categorized into four different groups: the people who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, the ones who fall asleep at the wrong times, people who sleep too much, and people who have abnormal behaviors while sleeping. The most common types of sleeping disorders in teens is that they have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. This is because a teens natural sleeping pattern would be to fall asleep at 11 p.m.(National Sleep Foundation), so when they try and to go to sleep early, it is very hard to fall asleep. Also, teens have very irregular sleeping patterns because of school, work, and other extracurricular activities. There are many different types of sleeping

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