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How much sleep do I need as a teen?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: No < 9 hours
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. Failure to keep up with the sleep requirement can show up in a variety of ways. Poor academic performance in school, sleep walking, etc. After growth stops & activities lessen, 8hrs may be adequate.

In brief: No < 9 hours
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. Failure to keep up with the sleep requirement can show up in a variety of ways. Poor academic performance in school, sleep walking, etc. After growth stops & activities lessen, 8hrs may be adequate.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
In brief: 8-10 hours
You are stiill growing and sleep has something todo with energy required for that growth.

In brief: 8-10 hours
You are stiill growing and sleep has something todo with energy required for that growth.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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