We have all heard growing up how important sleep is for us. We would roll our eyes when our parents who tell us we need our sleep. There is a current study out from UC Berkeley that gives parents more ammunition to present teenagers the importance of a good night sleep. “Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier, according to a new study from UC Berkeley that has found a correlation between sleep and body mass index.” These behaviors could lead to weight management issues that transcend into adulthood. Other challenges exist for a sleep deprived youth including concentration problems that impact their ability to learn. click for more