Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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Learning to balance games, practice, and homework is the life for any student who wants to be involved with sports.
Add to that being a teenager you have the perfect formula for sleep deprivation.
"Lack of sleep can interfere with your thinking and your motor skills," says Dr. Carolyn Hart, MD with Novant Sleep-Health.
And this lifestyle that can take its toll on the body according to a recent study.
"It was done by an orthopedic surgeon not a sleep doctor," said Dr. Hart.
"So this is someone outside the field of sleep saying sleep is one of the most important things you can do."
We know from previous research have said that sleeping can improve an athlete's game.
"The brain and the muscles and the bones, can't just run on empty," said Dr. hart.
"You need to recharge them."
But now results of a recent study presented at an American Academy of Pediatrics conference showed that adolescent athletes who sleep more are 68 percent less likely to be injured than those who said they slept less.
"While you're sleeping, your brain is repairing itself, your muscles are repairing, your bones are strengthening, and you're fighting off potential infections," added Dr. Hart.
She says tired teens may also be putting themselves at risk for a health problem.
"Heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, frustration in relationships, not to mention car accidents," said Dr. Hart.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that teens get more than nine hours of sleep per night.
Dr. Carolyn Hart also suggest an electronic blackout the last hour before bed.
Turn off the television, the computer and cell phones so your brains slowly starts to shut down.
The National Sleep Foundation offers these tips for teen's sleep on its website:
•Make getting a good night's sleep a priority.
•Well timed-naps can recharge your battery.
•Keep your room cool, quiet and dark.
•Avoid caffeine before bedtime.
•Pick a bedtime and try and stick to it as much as possible.
•Don't eat, drink, or exercise within a few hours of going to sleep.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>