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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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