Tips to Help Teens Get Good Sleep.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about four-in-five high schoolers fail to get enough sleep during the school week. To help a teenager consistently get a good night’s sleep, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers the following tips: get more physical activity, avoid caffeine after school, limit naps to 30 minutes or less and don’t nap after 4pm, eat meals at the same time daily and don’t eat close to bedtime, keep lights dim at night, don’t use electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime, make time to relax and unwind before bedtime, get bright light in the morning, set a bedtime that allows for eight hour of sleep, and keep your sleep schedule as best you can through the weekend. American Academy of Sleep Medicine, September 2021

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