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Students stressing over academic pressures


February 10, 2016

The following article accompanies the second in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on teen issues. Called “Turn Up The Volume,” the series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing help.

While cheating among high school students is down in local school districts, some teens may be cheating themselves out of sleep to keep up with academic pressures.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens need about eight to 10 hours of sleep each night; however, one study found that only 15 percent reported sleeping 8 1/2 on scho...

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