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Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking them to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years. -

Sleep and the teenage brain (via explore-blog)

This is why you have every right to be tired.

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Researchers now see sleep problems as a cause, and not a side effect, of teenage depression.” - from the article!

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quietandsarcastic:

Read it again:  EVERY.  SINGLE.  REPUBLICAN.  Yes, that includes women. 

mrcraabs:

why the fuck cant i have a best friend who lives 30 seconds away from me who always comes over and we just stay at each others houses whenever movies are so deceiving

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First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

this is the most important thing right now.
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hoekage:

the main thing i look forward to in life is raising dogs w/ someone i love

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y’all need to chill about the maze runner movie not being identical to the book at this point we know that rarely happens and no matter what the movie and acting were phenomenal and they did the book justice so calm the fuck down