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More LOLs, Fewer Zzzs: Teens May Be Losing Sleep Over Social Media

Research yet again shows teens are glued to their phones to an unhealthy degree. In fact, they may be choosing social media over sleep. But maybe it's not all sad face, researchers say.
Girl texting on smartphone at home Source: martin-dm

Today's teens have a lot on their plate. They strive for perfect grades, college-essay worthy volunteer gigs, trophies in multiple sports — and many of them still find hours a day to spend on social media.

"This is an incredibly stressful time to be a teenager," says pediatrician Megan Moreno, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

To get everything done, teens are "sacrificing their in-person time," Moreno says.

And it may be they're trying to make for up it online. A new report from the U.K. says that more

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