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Teens Need More Sleep

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Does your teen have trouble waking in the morning? Does she get irritable late in the day or fall asleep during quiet times? Don't be surprised to find her in the majority of adolescents suffering from sleep deprivation.

The National Sleep Foundation reports that most adolescents -- between the ages of 10 and 18 -- need between 8.5 and 9.25 hours of sleep each night. The foundation offers the following pointers:

  • Enforce a regular sleep schedule when she's young and keep appropriate schedules as she grows older.
  • Talk with your teen about his own sleep/awake schedule and level of tiredness. Discuss how much time he spends in extracurricular activities and after-school jobs.

    Help him make adjustments to his commitments so he can get his sleep needs met and find himself awake and alive during the day.


    Source: National PTA®'s Our Children magazine.

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