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Later Bedtimes Linked to Larger BMI

Weight management is a growing concern for many Americans, but sometimes, even with regular exercise and dieting, weight loss can seem near impossible. According to a recent study, weight gain in adulthood can be linked to bad sleeping habits during adolescent years.

New Study Finds Late Night Electronics Increase Insomnia in Children and Teens

A new study published in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics finds that electronic gadgets—such as TV, video games, and computers—increase the time it takes for children and teenagers to fall asleep, increasing their risk for insomnia and symptoms of daytime sleepiness.