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How many hours of sleep should a 16-year-old get?

How many hours of sleep should a 16-year-old get?

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 :-). ...Read more

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Can you tell me is 6 hours of sleep enough for a 16yr old?

Can you tell me is 6 hours of sleep enough for a 16yr old?

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

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Son 16 year old when he lay down in bed to sleep at night have to get up to pee for 6-7 times in 15 min no other symptom and normal during day&night?

Son 16 year old when he lay down in bed to sleep at night have to get up to pee for 6-7 times in 15 min no other symptom and normal during day&night?

?: ? Irritable bladder due too infection, or probably a stone, may be elevated blood sugar or chronic constipation, please check with his pediatrician, he might need some urinalysis, blood work / ultrasound or x-ray, good luck ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep should an 81-year-old man get each night?

How many hours of sleep should an 81-year-old man get each night?

Varies ~7+/-hrs: While we typically think of elderly as needing less sleep, answer to your question really depends upon many factors. For instance, how old is old? Any underlying medical conditions and/or medications? Prior sleep disorders? Bottom line, quality of sleep is probably at least as important if not more so than quantity. And rather than ask/answer general question, ask individual if they got enough sle ...Read more

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I'm a 19-year-old female, I was wondering how many hours of sleep should I get or need my sleep is always interrupted by being woken up by people :(?

I'm a 19-year-old female, I was wondering how many hours of sleep should I get or need my sleep is always interrupted by being woken up by people :(?

Probably 8 hr: 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. As growth and extra activities decline, most will find 8 hour enough. Failure to keep up with the sleep requirement can show up in a variety of ways. Poor academic performance in school, sleep walking, etc. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep should an eighteen-year-old get per a night on average? Is there a certain time that is "healthier" to be asleep by?

How many hours of sleep should an eighteen-year-old get per a night on average? Is there a certain time that is "healthier" to be asleep by?

8-10 HRS SHOULD BE: Enough, as long as it is uninterrupted.
The most important issues regarding sleep hygiene is getting up about the same time every morning, not watching tv or reading in bed. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep does a3 year old boy need to get a full nights rest?

How many hours of sleep does a3 year old boy need to get a full nights rest?

10-14 hours: Depends on if he's a young or old three years but 10-14 hours is a decent range over a 24-hour period. So it also depends on if he naps or not as well as if he's closer to three or four years old. ...Read more

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How I can get weight more than now. I'm skinie person I would like at list 65kg & im person who hard to sleep since I was 16 years old.

How I can get weight more than now. I'm skinie person I would like at list 65kg & im person who hard to sleep since I was 16 years old.

Some would b jealous: During time of famine, having a bit of extra fat was a status thing (wealthy enough to have food), but it is not so these days. Without knowing your height, I can't tell how much you should weight. So, if you are eating a healthy, balanced diet and desire to add some weight-bearing exercises to gain some muscles, go for it. Consult your doc, nutritionist and/or a personal trainer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does sleeping 8 to 10 hours as an 16-year-old help me grow faster and would I grow overnight? Thank you

Sleep: Helps the body work at an optimal level. Your body changes little by little so it may grow overnight. But only slightly. You won't go to bed 5'7". And wake up 6'3". But get your sleep to maximize your health. If you eat right exercise drink water and get good sleep your body will thank you ...Read more

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How much sleep does a 16-year-old boy need every night?

How much sleep does a 16-year-old boy need every night?

See below: Optimally, approximately 8.5 to 9.5 hours a night. Try to regularize your bedtime and wake up time to get you towards that goal. Start "winding down" an hour before bedtime by brushing your teeth, avoiding snacks, and just relaxing, if possible. Avoid electronics, caffeine, vigorous exercise, and bright lights before bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Could it be healthy for a 16-year old to try out polyphasic sleeping?

Could it be healthy for a 16-year old to try out polyphasic sleeping?

Not likely: It isn't recommended. It results in disrupted schedules, usually less total sleeping time, ; of course disrupted sleep. Moreover, our rapid eye movement (rem) sleep cycles approx. Every 90 min., ; so you may lose that pattern. Rem sleep is important ; is linked to consolidation of memory. 16 year olds shouldn't try to substitute "power naps" for good quality sleep. Please refer to a sleep med. Dr. ...Read more

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Can high does of barbituates for sleep cause a 16-year old to have gran mal seizures or seizure like symtoms upon waking. Eyes rolling limp?

Can high does of barbituates for sleep cause a 16-year old to have gran mal seizures or seizure like symtoms upon waking. Eyes rolling limp?

Barbiturates: Barbiturates can certainly cause seizure like symptoms. The question is whether the barbiturates were mixed with other drugs in a cocktail. ...Read more

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Hi I am 16 year old I became vegetarian 15 days ago. I go to bed at 10pm can't sleep till 11/12pm.Before I slept fine. Is this an effect Vegetarian?

Hi I am 16 year old I became vegetarian 15 days ago. I go to bed at 10pm can't sleep till 11/12pm.Before I slept fine. Is this an effect Vegetarian?

Sleep issue: Great question. It is highly unlikely, instead if anything the fact that you have made a significant life change can add some stress to your life equation and make your more prone to sleep problems. I might look more at any other changes or stressors, how is your anxiety level, has you eating amounts and times changed? Caffeine? If it continues talk to your doctor. All the best! ...Read more

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16 year old hypochondriac, lack of sleep and severe chronic stress have increased appetite. Last thyroid test in march. Hyperthyroidism likely?

16 year old hypochondriac, lack of sleep and severe chronic stress have increased appetite. Last thyroid test in march. Hyperthyroidism likely?

Not likely: Thyroid function is usually normal, please seek counseling and psychiatric help. If thyroid test was normal in March, we need to look for other reasons ...Read more

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19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?

19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?

Narcolepsy requires: A comprehensive medical history, + physical & neurological exams to diagnose. A polysomnogram (overnight sleep study) & a daytime multiple sleep latency test are needed to diagnose sleep apnea. Other causes & tests for them are on www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy.htm. See your primary MD for evaluation & referrals for needed studies & specialists. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep do a three-year-old need?

How many hours of sleep do a three-year-old need?

12-13: The average three-year old will get/need 12-13 hours of sleep per day. (Pediatrics 111(2):302-307,2003. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep does an active 20-year old need?

How many hours of sleep does an active 20-year old need?

At least 7 hours: The average is between 6 to 8 hours and ideal is 7. But these are averages and there can be some variation. If you wake up feeling refreshed you should be ok. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep does a 12-year-old child need per night?

10 hours: Average sleep duration for a child in middle childhood (6-12 years) is 10 hrs. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep is adequate? For a 39-year old busy executive

How many hours of sleep is adequate? For a 39-year old busy executive

Sleep duration: Most people need 6 to 8 hours of sleep per night. If you feel like you need to take a nap in the middle of the day you're not getting enough sleep. Also, if you feel the need to drink caffeine to keep you going more sleep is recommended. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours of sleep does a nine-year-old need?

Can you let me know how many hours of sleep does a nine-year-old need?

9-10 : The average 9 yo has a steady growth rate and will generally do well with 9-10 hours of sleep/d. Vigorous sports participation or recovery from an illness would add to that basic amount. Evidence of too little sleep could include sleep walking, frequent brief cat naps, irritability, overeating, etc. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours of sleep does a 12-year-old child need?

Can you let me know how many hours of sleep does a 12-year-old child need?

Sleep needs: A pubertal child should never get less than 9hr sleep/night & during a growth spurt may need more. After she hits her final height /stage she can get by on 8. The sighs you mention suggest she is entering a rapid growth phase. If she is getting good sleep & is still tired she needs an evaluation. Sluggishness at this age can be caused by a variety of issues. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, recently I am experiencing tiredness. I am 22 year old male. How many hours of sleep is required by me?

Dear doctor, recently I am experiencing tiredness. I am 22 year old male.  How many hours of sleep is required by me?

8 - 9: Most experts agree that 8 – 9 hours of sleep is optimal. They are looking into the maximum hours recommended without negative effects. ...Read more

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Is 6 hours of sleep enough for an 18-year-old?

Is 6 hours of sleep enough for an 18-year-old?

No: 6 hours of sleep is not healthy for the average 18-year old. At this age up to 8-9 hours are needed. If you are asking, I think there might be a concern. I would see a sleep specialist just for an initial evaluation. ...Read more

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Is 7 hours of sleep enough for a 22-year-old woman?

Can be.: Sleep needs vary markedly across individuals & over time for any individual. Some people do fine on 5 hours a night; others need 10 or more. If you go to sleep easily and wake readily, then you're getting enough sleep. Abrupt changes in sleep--either more or less--can signal a problem of some kind and may merit a visit to a doctor, unless the cause is obvious, e.g., transient at work or home. ...Read more