‘Teens are essentially nocturnal animals,’ says Professor Bud Johnson of Alabama University’s Zoological Department. ‘Our studies show that the almost comatose state of teens during daylight hours is due to their nocturnality. It’s like forcing a bat to stay awake during the day and it’s quite cruel.’
Professor Johnson said the teen often coped by adopting the low-activity, almost dormant life-style of a student.
Jeb Turner (17), who usually stays in bed until 17.00 hours, said that though he hadn’t seen Professor Johnson’s statement, as he was having a kip at the time, he agreed with it.
‘Next time my mum tries to drag me out of bed at some unearthly hour after Noon, I’ll be quoting the professor at her,’ Jeb mumbled from somewhere deep below a King Size duvet.