Teen Sleep Recommendations: Are Your Teenagers Getting Enough Sleep? by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP

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5 years ago

Teen Sleep Recommendations: Are Your Teenagers Getting Enough Sleep?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends teenagers get between eight and 10 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, most teenagers don’t get enough sleep. They can become deprived because of:

  • school start times
  • extracurricular activities
  • homework
  • social life

Lack of sleep can lead to:

  • moodiness
  • decreased attention
  • low energy

These things can ultimately impact school performance and behavior. Teenagers need a scheduled bedtime. Ideally, they should go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning. 

Sleep is vital to your teen’s well-being! Read the AAP's sleep guidelines for all ages!

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Meredith Schneider
I was just having this conversation with my 2 teens the other day. Thanks for sharing Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP , nice to hear that I'm not the only one recommending our teens get enough sleep. And our younger two kids 6yrs old and 9yrs old. Wine time for this mom. xoxoxo

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