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A 16-year-old male asked:

Does slight sleep deprevation cause permanent brain damage? to go further in depth, a 16 year old teenager needs about nine hours of sleep a night but receivesabout seven hours habitually, and is usually tired when waking up?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Adolescent sleep: SLIGHT sleep deprivation does NOT cause permanent brain damage. I understand that you would like 9 hours of sleep. Do: • Exercise in the evening • Hot Bath with soft music • Light meal • Enjoyable Activities • Enjoyable conversation with some family members and some friends • Relaxation Videos • Warm glass of milk Avoid: • long time on social media • Alcohol and Marijuana • Long time on news

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