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Drugged Sleeping Teens
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 of sleep/24hrs is needed. After their linear growth has stopped, they can sometimes get by on 8. Some will need more based on sports participation or heavy study. Events like sleep walking and sleep talking are evidence they're sleep deprived. ...Read more
Sleep: If your teenager is suffering from insomnia, most likely it is due to poor sleep habits.Proper sleep habits, consistent wake up time, and supplements such as melatonin, valerian, chammomille, and tryptophan could be helpul.However if your child has a serious sleep disturbance, sleep apnea, or symptoms of anxiety or depression seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Happier & successful: If not also taller. Whether or not "stress" can effect growth is an open question, common sense would say yes (a little)! a healthy diet, emphasizing enough sleep, and routine exercise, will lead to a more balanced and healthier teen. Perhaps they'll even gain a little height from it! ...Read more
Sort of: There are very few sleep medications that approved for use in teens. Medication may not be the answer. Keeping consistent sleep times, not watching tv one hour before bed, "unplugging" from all electronics one hour before bed and morning time exercise can fix may sleep problems. Many teens can also be helped with melatonin. ...Read more
Skin: Sleep does help you restore your body and refresh your spirit. It doesn't affect the sagging of skin. However, how you take care of yourself can affect how well your skin looks, good sleep, healthy eating habits and great skin care e.g. sunblock do more to help skin last you a long time. ...Read more
Help plz! Can sleep improve the appearance of sagging skin in someone in their late teens/early 20s?
Yes. : Lack of proper sleep can cause a multitude of health problems in all ages, including skin health, which is the largest organ of the body and one of the first to indicate general state of health and disease. Smoking, direct or passive, needs to be ruled out as a contributing factor.Pl keep in mind that there are many non-surgical interventions to treat sagging skin for which a good history is vital ...Read more
Friend his teens years got 0-3 hours of sleep every night and is average guy height- 5'7 to 5'8 how is this possible don't you only grow when asleep?
You grow when U grow: The average growing teenager requires 9 hours of sleep to achieve potential height.If your friend got by without, he may have sacrificed some final height due to overall sleep deprivation. Growth hormone does come out in higher quantity during periods of sleep, but it is not continuous over the total sleep period.The growth effect occurs around the clock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i had 2 seizures in my sleep in my teens do I have to worry about flashing lights giving me one?
Can things in your teens lead to later sleep disorders? My son stayed up late online through jr and sr years of HS and still sleeps 3 to 10.
Are there other guy teens like me who stunted their growth from sleep apnea, chronic stress, low t, etc? I feel like an outsider, i'm only 5'8 and 18
I've had sleep study twice, mild sleep apnea. Am 18 years old, what underlying problem could i have? Does it surprise a teens on cpap? Not overweight!
Depends...: If you're 18 and not overweight, obstructive sleep apnea in your case may have numerous possible causes. You should see an ENT doctor for a thorough evaluation of your upper airway anatomy to identify your possible areas of obstruction (e.g. Base of tongue, tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum, dentition, jaw position). Everyone is different so you should get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to I stop obsessing over a seizure that happened in my teens if it was that my eyes were rolling in my sleep EEG was positive but had meds in me?
A book that may help: Jeff24, i agree with dr. Smith's observations. What keeps worrying you about this one seizure that happened so long ago? Have doctors reassured you that you are safe? These are surely things to explore with your therapist. Also, the inexpensive book "stop obsessing" by edna foa (amazon.Com has it) has helped many people, if you will practice the exercises in it as well. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are doctors giving pot cards to teens? My son asked me if i would let him get a pot card because he takes adderol for ADHD and he has a hard time eating and falling asleep. This was asked because he has a few friends at school who have pot cards for s
Excellent question: I & many others oppose this practice. There is no evidence marijuana helps with adhd & much to suggest it is not good especially for this population. My best guess as to why some doctors authorize use of pot cards is because they are paid to do so or they firmly believe its use should be unregulated and that "medical supplies" are more reliable source with respect to purity and strength. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely: Nutrition is extremely important to teens. Their bodies and brains are still growing! in fact kids gain about 20% of adult height and 50% of adult weight during adolescence. Adolescent boys need 2, 500-2, 800 per day, while girls need around 2, 200 per day -- provided in the form of lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and fruits and veggies. Make junk food "alternatives" like baked fries. ...Read more
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