Adolescents who receive insufficient sleep are at risk for serious health conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a report from the New York Times News Service.

Insufficient sleep in adolescence increases the risks of high blood pressure and heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity, said Owens, pediatric sleep specialist at Children’s National Health System in Washington. Sleeplessness is also linked to risk-taking behavior, depression and suicidal ideation, and car accidents.