(Health-NewsWire.Net, February 24, 2015 ) Clearwater, Florida -- Research shows that the percentage of US teens getting seven or more hours of sleep per night is decreasing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend teens get 9-10 hours of sleep a night, and the number of teens now getting that amount has dropped year-over-year for the last decade. Less than 40% of 15-year-olds get at least seven hours sleep -- to say nothing of the recommended 9-10.
"Our Sweet Dreams Sleep Mask was designed primarily for travelers," says PrimeEffects CEO, Philip Jepsen. "But the fundamental purpose of the mask, really, is to help people sleep. We designed it to eliminate environmental distractions (light and sound) that are usually present in travel situations, where you don't have your familiar bed, sleep setting, etc. However, sometimes even in your own room you can have trouble sleeping. Overstimulation, outside distractions -- a lot can interfere. We've found this to be true especially with teens, and so what we're seeing is that our Sweet Dreams Sleep Mask is proving to be an incredible help. Sleep-deprived teens are using this mask to great success."
Researchers found other groups to get less than seven hours of sleep include minority adolescents, teens living in urban areas, and teens from families of lower level incomes, according to the study.
"We found that a majority of adolescents after age 15 are not even meeting minimum requirements for adequate sleep," Katherine M. Keyes, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, and a researcher on this study, said. "The results indicate that teens who are getting the least amount of sleep are the ones most at risk of adverse health outcomes." The researchers went on to say that teens that do not get enough sleep may set a pattern of getting too little sleep as an adult.
"We've been thrilled that our mask is helping so many kids get the rest they need," says Mr. Jepsen. "This was never intended as its original focus, but it makes sense it would be finding a use in this area. We couldn't be happier."
The Sweet Dreams Sleep Mask by PrimeEffects has advanced design features to conform to the contours of the face and block out all light. The Mask comes with earplugs to block sound, which are stored on the strap with the mask. Mask is lightweight and constructed of durable materials, made to fit all head sizes, from child to adult.
The Sweet Dreams Sleep Mask is available on Amazon.
PrimeEffects specializes in finding and making available quality items that are in high demand, in attractive and useful packaging. Some items currently offered are Sleep Masks, High-power Magnets, All-Natural Skin Cream with Manuka Honey, a few high quality First Aid Kits, and more.