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how many hours of sleep should a 16 year old get

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
As much as needed: Adolescents normally need more sleep than adults and this is not uncommon at all for them to sleep in late because of this. I believe it is estimated ... Read More
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
A lot: Adolescents need ~10 hrs of sleep on average. Some need more some need less. Unfortunately, many teens stay up late playing video games or going on ... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No less than 9: The growing teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep: Eight to ten hours of sleep is recommended for a teenager.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No less than 9: The growing teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sleep : Sleep requirements are a very personal thing. Most people need 7 to 8 hours of sleep in order to feel awake and fully functional the following day. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
See a good doctor: There are many possible causes of feeling tired. It's impossible to diagnose you in this format. You need an exam & tests. Possible causes include ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
?: ? Irritable bladder due too infection, or probably a stone, may be elevated blood sugar or chronic constipation, please check with his pediatrician, h ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Needs evaluation: The teen years are a prime time for emergence of anxiety & other disorders. Most teens & parents do not have the skill set to deal with these ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep : 7 to 8 hours is good. Good Luck
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Health check: Need check up. Thyroid, sugar anomaly can be the culprit. In the mean time Eat # meals a day and pick a regular exercise habit.
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