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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 :-).
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
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 social media, & skip proper sleep. This is called behavioral dyssomnia. Poor sleep hygiene is a common pervasive problem in teens.

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Sleep: Eight to ten hours of sleep is recommended for a teenager.

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