Study: Teen sleep linked to adult drinking problems

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CHICAGO -- Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are more likely to have drinking problems later in life.

That's the finding of a new study of young people between 14 & 16 who have trouble falling and staying asleep.

They were nearly 50 percent more likely to binge drink. 14 percent were prone to drive drunk.

Almost 50 percent of teens don't get the recommended 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night.