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A 21-year-old female asked:

How much sleep shoulda 13 yr old girl get a night?shes very active&is trying to get a flatter stomach.she weighs 84lbs&is 4' 11"

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No < 9 hours: During the growing years a teen needs 9 or more hours of sleep per 24 hrs. Growth spurts and physically demanding activities can add to the need. Failure to keep up with the sleep requirement can show up in a variety of ways. Poor academic performance in school, sleep walking, etc.
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