By Nelson, Kasinda(Khadijah), Shamra

How much sleep is needed

The amount of sleep that is needed for Teens is about 8 1/2 hours to 9 1/4 a night.

The amount of Sleep that is needed for adults 7 to 9 hours a night

There is an average of an hour 30 minutes difference.

What is the Sleep hormone?

The Sleep Hormone is Melatonin. This is produced by the pineal gland. This is used to control your sleep and wake cycle. some doses of this is found in food such as protein, fruits, and vegetables.

How can sleep help you? Hurt you?

Sleep is very beneficial for you. Adequate amount of sleep will lessen stress, and help you make good choices. Deprivation of sleep can affect your concentration, and can cause heart disease. Drowsy driving can cause Accidents. Deprivation of sleep can also cause sleep walking.


About 15% of the population of the united states sleepwalk.

"60% of adult drivers – about 168 million people – say they have driven a vehicle while feeling drowsy in the past year, and more than one-third, (37% or 103 million people), have actually fallen asleep at the wheel!" - DrowsyDriving.Org

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses" -

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