Sleep for Teenagers - National Sleep Foundation - teens and sleep needs

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Sleep and teenagers: years | Raising Children Network teens and sleep needs


Teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function best. Most teens do not get enough sleep — one study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8.

However, says Sterni, it's important that parents help teens do the best they can, because this age group needs more sleep than we might realize.

Sleep research suggests that teenagers need between eight and 10 hours of sleep every night.