Does Sleep Deprivation Increase Driving Risks Among Teens? - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Does Sleep Deprivation Increase Driving Risks Among Teens?

It’s no secret that teens don’t get enough sleep on school nights. Researchers say this affects not only their schoolwork but their driving, too.

Dr. Dean Beebe, director of neuropsychology at Cincinnati Children’s, is using a sophisticated driving simulator to test teens’ driving abilities. A premise of the study is to determine if 90 minutes of additional sleep improves their driving.

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