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as a 16 years old how many hours of sleep in order to grow overnight?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Sleep: Eight to ten hours of sleep is recommended for a teenager.

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How many hours of sleep should a 16 year old get?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
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 that adolescents need up to 10 hours of sleep a day especially while growing. I have had 3 teens at home and can personally vouch for this :-).

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