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(Photo : Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) In 2014, thousands of protesters in Hong Kong use roads as makeshift beds during rallies. Unfortunately, when teenagers lack sleep, either due to extra-curricular activities or exam reviews, their health conditions are in great danger.

The US Academy of Sleep Medicine notifies students to never take proper rest for granted. Sleep deprivations often decrease daytime alertness and academic performances of almost every individual.

According to Times Live, the experts advised teenagers aged between 13 and 18 to sleep between eight and 10 hours a day. Unfortunately, most of the people in this age bracket reported just seven hours of rest, or even less, during exams night. Moreover, their classes often start between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Apparently, it is better for schools to start classes at a later time in the day. If the time of the classes interferes with the "adolescent circadian physiology", which may be about three hours behind that of an adult, the students could develop "chronic sleep deprivation".

Therefore, neglecting sleep could lead to poor school performance, heart problems, metabolic disorders, obesity, and suicidal thoughts. In fact, in the US, insufficient sleep is commonly associated with an increased risk of vehicular accidents, which account for 73 percent of deaths in teenagers. Previous studies also revealed that crash rates declined by 16.5 percent when class hours are delayed by one hour.

On the other hand, USA Today reported three reasons why students should never do an all-nighter review during exams. First is there is no point in doing so. The brain cannot retain all of the information especially when the person is cramming and forcing them in. Simply put, these people are pouring water into a leaky cup.

Second is students might get sick. Now, who wants to have a sore throat, headache, and runny nose during an exam? Probably: no one. Lastly, because of the low grades and the sick feeling, people who lack sleep will eventually get depressed. For one, depression is never a good thing as it triggers unnecessary decisions, sometimes life-threatening.

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