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Getting enough sleep and rest is important during the teen years.
Teens need more sleep than younger children, because rapid physical growth and
activity during the teen years can cause fatigue. Many teenagers sleep late
whenever possible and often have problems getting up in the morning.
Teenagers' biological clocks change during puberty. Typically,
adolescents and teens fall asleep at a later hour at night and tend to sleep
later in the morning. This pattern can present problems, because school
schedules often require that teens get up early for classes. Some teens may
develop sleep deprivation, which can result in:
Teenagers need about 10 hours of sleep each night. If your teen is
showing signs of not getting enough sleep, you can:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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