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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
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
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
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
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