Sleep Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about sleep.

What are the health consequences to teens who do not get enough sleep?

Dr. Barrow discusses the health consequences of teenagers not getting enough sleep. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Not getting enough sleep can cause teens more issues than just feeling a little groggy.

According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), sleep-deprived teens can suffer from the following problems:

  • Bad attitude/interactions with friends and family
  • Being moody
  • Dangerous driving
  • Difficulty doing well on school work
  • Lack of concentration
  • Listening issues
  • Poor sports performance
  • Skin problems, including acne
  • Trouble problem solving

For more information about the consequences of teens not getting enough sleep, talk with your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Mansi Amin, MD, SureCare Medical Center; Nicholas Davis, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Kaibas, DO, Upper Valley Cardiology; Christopher Lauricella, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Angela Long-Prentice, MD, Northwest Dayton Physicians; Erin Mathews, MD, Vandalia Medical Center; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Tammy Taylor, MD, The Pediatric Group; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine; Pam Werner, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; J. Layne Moore, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Rhoda Chamberlain, APRN, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Nicholas Davis, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine

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