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How much sleep does the average teenager need per a night?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on situation

After growth stops a kid can get by on 8 hrs/d but may need more to compensate for a substantial work/workout schedule.
Kids in the growth phase should have no less than 9 hrs/night and may need 10+ during growth spurts or added physical demands through workouts. Sleep deficit could lead to headaches/fatigue/poor physical or academic performance/sleep walking and others.

In brief: Depends on situation

After growth stops a kid can get by on 8 hrs/d but may need more to compensate for a substantial work/workout schedule.
Kids in the growth phase should have no less than 9 hrs/night and may need 10+ during growth spurts or added physical demands through workouts. Sleep deficit could lead to headaches/fatigue/poor physical or academic performance/sleep walking and others.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Thomas Rohde
General Practice

In brief: Varies betweenpeople

We all need 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night.
Teens usually need more as their bodies are growing rapidly - some up to 10 hours. Start with improving sleep - keep the cell phone as far away at night as possible - the electromagnetic fields from it interfere with restfull sleep as do cordless phones. Keep the room dark and cool as well.

In brief: Varies betweenpeople

We all need 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night.
Teens usually need more as their bodies are growing rapidly - some up to 10 hours. Start with improving sleep - keep the cell phone as far away at night as possible - the electromagnetic fields from it interfere with restfull sleep as do cordless phones. Keep the room dark and cool as well.
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Dr. Thomas Rohde
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