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Sleep May Affect Teens Maturity Level

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A new study links deep sleep with physical maturity in teenagers.

It found that so-called slow-wave sleep is directly connected to the onset of puberty.

Researchers said disturbed or inadequate sleep could inhibit parts of the brain that activate the reproductive system.

Recent studies show adolescents do not get enough shut-eye.