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How many hours should a teenager sleep for?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: 8 - 10 Hours

Ideally, a teenager should be getting 8 - 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night.
Their bodies (and their brains) are growing rapidly, and they need their sleep.

In brief: 8 - 10 Hours

Ideally, a teenager should be getting 8 - 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night.
Their bodies (and their brains) are growing rapidly, and they need their sleep.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 9+/-

Your growing teen requires a baseline of 9 hours of restful sleep/24hr. This is increased if the teen is involved in stressful activities like workouts/ exam preparation, etc.
After they quit growing taller, most can use 8 hr as a baseline. Mood changes, accidents, declining physical or academic performance often show when they try to get by with less.

In brief: 9+/-

Your growing teen requires a baseline of 9 hours of restful sleep/24hr. This is increased if the teen is involved in stressful activities like workouts/ exam preparation, etc.
After they quit growing taller, most can use 8 hr as a baseline. Mood changes, accidents, declining physical or academic performance often show when they try to get by with less.
Dr. James Ferguson
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