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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 artcle! 

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legitimism:

butterhcup:

click on it

This is my most favorite picture in the history of ever

I want to take someone to a field of sunflowers one day

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camping under the aurora australis (first pic) and borealis, photographed by (click pic) greg harvey, ol chul kwan, patrick cullis, kevin schafer, matthias breiter and linda drake (more posts of the aurora)

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Slow and steady, like a tree.
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chibird:

Slow and steady, like a tree.

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I don’t have time to do all the things I want 
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I don’t have time to do all the things I want 

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Sweden by peter spencer
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T-Rex Trying to use sunscreen…
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trextrying:

T-Rex Trying to use sunscreen…

#trextrying

#solongsummer