Sleep deprivation in teens

Michael sullivan

The Journal of Adolescent Health, teens do not get the recommended amount of sleep. Some teens get six hours of sleep an average school night and 10% get only 5 hours.  Not getting enough sleep or having sleep difficulties can limit your ability to learn, listen, concentrate and solve problems. You may even forget important information like names, numbers, your homework or a date with a special person in your life. Establishing a bed and wake-time and stick to it, coming as close as you can on the weekends. A consistent sleep schedule will help you feel less tired since it allows your body to get in sync with its natural patterns. You will find that it’s easier to fall asleep at bedtime with this type of routine.