10 Things to Know About Your Teenagers and Sleep
Adolescents need around 9-10 hours sleep – more than any other age group. Of course, teenagers also get the least amount of sleep. The Sleep Foundation reports that only around 15% of teens get anywhere near this number. As a result, there is a very good chance that your child is suffering from sleep deprivation and it is affecting their mind and body. Obviously, it’s not easy to always simply tell a teenager to get to bed. It’s not in their nature! Part of being a young rebel is staying up late, watching TV and sleeping in wherever possible.
Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to get kids off their mobile phones and computers, and this is a serious problem for sleeping. We’re compiled a list of 10 helpful things to know about teenagers and sleep which might help give you and your child a better understanding of why they need their 9 hours!