School-aged kids between the ages of 5-10 need 10-11 hours of sleep per night and children age 10-17 need between 8.5-9.25 hours per night. Another source outlines 9-12 hours of sleep per night for school aged kids...so there definitely is quite a range. By 13 or 14, shooting for 8-9 hours is usually a good goal, but some kids definitely do require more sleep than others. The best way to tell if your teenager is getting enough sleep is to assess how they are in the morning. If it's impossible to get them out of bed, then try getting her to bed earlier so that she gets more sleep. Not that every teenager isn't cranky in the morning, but if mornings are unbearable, sleep deprivation may be to blame.
I say 8-10 hours of sleep! It's weird the younger we are the more sleep we need then we go through a few years of not needing too much say like the ages between 7-13. By the time we hit 14 or 15 we start sleeping more. Then it wanes again around 19-25 or so and after that , we want as much sleep as we can get, then when we hit our seniors years, we need less sleep. You'll find yourself waking up at 4am and staying up til 6pm at night.
Teenagers need more sleep than adults, the neuro-connections in their brains are going crazy, making new connections. It also depends on the teenager some need more sleep than others, too little sleep makes teens even more grumpy and mono-syllabic than usual.
owing to the distractions that teens encounter these days, most of them get by with only 5-6 hours only. They don't realize that the minimum number of hours they should sleep is 8, it gets better if it's more and more.
A teenager should get around 91/4 hours of sleep a night. This allows them to reach REM sleep and maintain a solid fluctuation through the five levels of sleep to allow for proper brain functioning during the day.
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