Teens not getting enough sleep: survey

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 18, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

Child Welfare League Foundation executive secretary Huang Yun-shan, second right, and high-school students hold signs at a news conference in Taipei yesterday to present the results of a survey on teen sleeping habits.
Photo: CNA

Nearly 80 percent of students in Taiwan get less than eight hours of sleep per night, a survey released yesterday by the Child Welfare League Foundation showed.

The survey, which looked at sleeping habits and the use of stimulant drinks among junior, senior and vocational high-school students, found that respondents got an average of 6.9 hours of sleep each night.

Overall, students go to bed at 11:15pm and wake up at 6:12am, the foundation said.Junior-high school students reported an average of 7.3 hours of sleep per night, while students in senior or vocational high schools reported 6.5 hours, the survey found.    [FULL  STORY]

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