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Youth Athletes Who Sleep More Are Less Prone to Injury

It is well known that sleep has a direct impact on academic performance in adolescents, but new research reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference is also showing it may impact sports performance as well. According to the research, youth athletes who slept more than 8 hours per night had a 68% lower risk of sports injuries than those who slept less than 8 hours.

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