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Teens and Sleep Deprivation: Is Your Child Getting Enough Rest

February 18, 20159 min
Sleep is vital to your well-being, as important as the air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat.Teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function best. Most teens do not get enough sleep — one study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8 1/2 hours on school nights.Teens lives are busier than ever.Not getting enough sleep or having sleep difficulties can limit their ability to learn, listen, concentrate and solve problems.Katherine M. Keyes, Ph.D. is here to discuss teen sleep deprivation and what you can do to help your teen get the most beneficial sleep they so badly need.

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