How much sleep should a 14 or 13 year old get?

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  1. cubesz profile image60
    cubeszposted 12 years ago

    How much sleep should a 14 or 13 year old get?

  2. Twilight Lawns profile image75
    Twilight Lawnsposted 12 years ago

    twenty-three hours per day.  One hour allowed for eating.  They are too much of a nuisance if they are awake.

  3. jjmyles profile image62
    jjmylesposted 12 years ago

    I'd say a minimum of 8 Hours but some kids need more.

  4. mrpopo profile image73
    mrpopoposted 12 years ago

    Starting at about 13 years old to the rest of your adolescence, you should get around 9-10 hours of sleep every night.

    Although I think the 23 hour suggestion is an option worth considering smile

  5. Kristen Walsh profile image60
    Kristen Walshposted 12 years ago

    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 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.

  6. Daffy Duck profile image60
    Daffy Duckposted 12 years ago

    Everyone should get 6 1/2-8 hrs per night.

  7. edhan profile image40
    edhanposted 12 years ago

    Depending on the daily activities, normally a good 7 - 8 hours will be enough. But if having hectic sports then may requires 10 - 12 hours of restful sleep.

  8. ii3rittles profile image79
    ii3rittlesposted 12 years ago

    When I was 13-14 years old I would get around 7 hours of sleep and still be tired. I felt I needed 9 hours, but I need more rest then some people.

  9. praveen000 profile image58
    praveen000posted 12 years ago

    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.

  10. MrsHernandez profile image59
    MrsHernandezposted 12 years ago

    They need about 8-10 hours per day, that should be enough to go thought the day, perform well and not getting tired.

  11. puddingicecream profile image69
    puddingicecreamposted 12 years ago

    I would say about 8 to 10 hours of sleep.

  12. clintonb profile image60
    clintonbposted 12 years ago

    I think almost 8 hours..these aged kids are too obsessed with your phones to think about somebody else. Everything should be balanced well!!

  13. jtyler profile image61
    jtylerposted 12 years ago

    I would say that they need about 9-11 hours.

  14. professionalhub profile image60
    professionalhubposted 12 years ago

    A schoolchild usually needs to sleep about 10 hours every night. When deciding on a bedtime, bear in mind what time your child has to get up and how long it takes them to get ready for school.

  15. moiragallaga profile image79
    moiragallagaposted 12 years ago

    Minimum of 8 hours at least. I also think that their diet or the amount of food they eat daily and the activities they do during the day would also be factors to consider. 

    I also do like the 23 hours suggestion, if only it were possible...

  16. padmendra profile image50
    padmendraposted 12 years ago

    They need between 08 to 09 hours daily sleep.

  17. Becca Lopez profile image61
    Becca Lopezposted 12 years ago

    When I was that age my doctor told me 8-10 hours. My brother is turning 13 and he was told 8-12 hours.

  18. maverickserp profile image59
    maverickserpposted 12 years ago

    8 to 10 hours, don't let it go down below 8 hours

  19. mkrandhawa profile image61
    mkrandhawaposted 12 years ago

    About 8 to 10 hours for 13 or 14 years' old to get.

  20. myinjuryattorney profile image59
    myinjuryattorneyposted 12 years ago

    8 hours is enough for everybody.. especially those level of ages. They really need enough sleep.

  21. Mercia Collins profile image65
    Mercia Collinsposted 12 years ago

    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.

  22. bizzymom profile image63
    bizzymomposted 12 years ago

    I think 8 to 9 hours a night is sufficient.

  23. Barbsbitsnpieces profile image83
    Barbsbitsnpiecesposted 12 years ago

    @cubesz...Nine hours is healthy for their busy schedules.

  24. Mandeep Randhawa profile image62
    Mandeep Randhawaposted 12 years ago

    About 8 to 10 hours for 13 or 14 years' old to get. because it makes new cells of the body

  25. profile image0
    EBrackenposted 12 years ago

    Well, I'm 14 and I can't get less that 9 and a half hours of sleep. So, i think that is the least amount.

  26. nabeelplus profile image60
    nabeelplusposted 12 years ago

    its a growing age 9 to 10 hours sleep is a must

  27. samtenabray profile image61
    samtenabrayposted 12 years ago

    8 hours should be enough so they wont be tired throughout the day.

  28. houstonfencing profile image61
    houstonfencingposted 12 years ago

    A young child should sleep as much as possible so allow their brain to develop. I love sleeping.

  29. mbwalz profile image86
    mbwalzposted 12 years ago

    I believe it's 8-10. But really, that's almost impossible.

    With high schools starting at 8am, most kids have to get up around 5:30-6:00 to get there on time. That would mean falling asleep between 8pm and 10pm.

    With their circadian rhythms changing to late morning to late night - it's contrary to what we make them do. And with activities and hours of homework?

    My daughter does well to get to bed at 11pm most week nights, but it's surely not enough for her.

  30. debbie roberts profile image73
    debbie robertsposted 12 years ago

    I think it's down to the individual child. Although I think around 9 hours to be ideal. It's important that their bodies and brains have the time to rest and recouporate.

  31. lorenmurcia profile image85
    lorenmurciaposted 12 years ago

    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.

  32. thumbi7 profile image64
    thumbi7posted 12 years ago

    Eight hours will be OK, provided the child does not feel sleepy and tired during daytime. There will be individual differences in the requirement of sleep.

  33. Shxnnxn profile image62
    Shxnnxnposted 12 years ago

    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.

  34. rajan jolly profile image92
    rajan jollyposted 12 years ago

    I think 8-10 hours but I doubt they will even if they have that much time.

  35. Brian Weekes profile image59
    Brian Weekesposted 12 years ago

    I think it is a lot. I know that whenever I was woken up for school I was sure I needed another four hours of sleep.

  36. Geonews profile image56
    Geonewsposted 12 years ago

    i think for that age children's 8 hours per day sleep is enough!!!

  37. flowmeter profile image60
    flowmeterposted 12 years ago

    I would say that 8 hours is healthy but some need more

  38. tswilson profile image60
    tswilsonposted 12 years ago

    I am sure it varies with each individual, but webmd recommends 8-9 per day for 12-18 year olds.

  39. Chris Pybus profile image54
    Chris Pybusposted 10 years ago

    im 14 and i have to get at least 14 hours sleep otherwise i wont get up


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