It doesn't take long for parents to realize how important sleep is for their child. Without sleep, children are often cranky and clumsy, but did you know that they could also be dangerous? Did you know that tired teens may be more likely to cause Alpharetta accidents?

A new study suggests that the importance of sleep does not diminish as a child becomes a teenager. Quite specifically, the study links the amount of sleep teens get with their likelihood of being in an accident.

The study published in a recent edition of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine compared school start times and the likelihood of a teen being hurt in a car crash. The study found a significant correlation between the lack of an extra hour of sleep in the morning and the likelihood of being in a crash. A similar study also found a significant link between an extra hour of sleep and a child's attention levels.

Experts recommend that teenagers sleep 9 hours per night - slightly more than the 7 to 8 hours recommended for adults. In Alpharetta, the first high school bell rings at 8:30 a.m. As a parent, you can help your child stay safe by helping your child plan to get enough sleep and be on time for school.

You can also protect your child's rights by contacting an Alpharetta car crash attorney if your child has been hurt in a Georgia crash. For more information, please contact an experienced Alpharetta accident attorney at 1.770.518.1133.
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