Health Tip: Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep

By on September 17, 2013

Health Tip: Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep

Teens need plenty of sleep, about nine hours per night. That can be tough to achieve, but parents can help instill healthy sleep habits.

The Cleveland Clinic offers this advice:

  • Keep a regular bedtime and wake schedule every day, including weekends.
  • Take a 30-minute nap in the early afternoon to boost energy.
  • Get plenty of exercise, aiming for 30-to-60 minutes at least four days per week.
  • Avoid foods and beverages containing caffeine in the evening, and abstain from drugs and alcohol.
  • Have a healthy, light snack before bedtime to avoid going to bed hungry.
  • Allow time before bed to wind down and relax.
  • Create a clean, relaxing and comfortable bedroom environment.

Source: HealthDay

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