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Link Found Between Chronically Sleepy Teens and Committing Violence

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A new study suggests that teenage boys who are chronically sleepy in the daytime may be at higher risk of becoming violent criminals as adults. According to UPI, a team of U.S. and British researchers identified a link between frequent daytime drowsiness in the high school years to a 4.5-times greater likelihood that a boy would grow up to commit a violent offense by his late 20s. In a news release from the University of Pennsylvania, study author Adrian Raine said, "It's the first study to our knowledge to show that daytime sleepiness during teenage years are associated with criminal offending 14 years later."

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