Pirunethree Rune: How many hours should a teenager sleep for?
That is, a teenager who goes to high school.
I hear that 8 to 9 hours is very good but starting to sleep late at midnight and waking up early at 8 am doesn’t sound like good sleep even though it’s 8 hrs.
Answers and Views:
Answer by Me
Probably 10 because I used to only get like 7-8 and I was real tired in school but I started going to sleep earlier and I started to do much better in school because I could concentrate more.
thats exactly what i do lol y dont u think it is ok to do that?Answer by Hmm
9.2hours. 8 hours is better than most but you should try to get nine.Answer by cassper
As many as you can!
Once you get to college or university you’ll be missing the days of sleep!Answer by afkdlsf adsf asfd ;
the average teenager needs around 9.5 hours of sleep per night, but most teens only get a little bit more than 7 hours.
here are tips of how to get more sleep:
– establish a reasonable bedtime and wake time, make this consistent throughout the week
– establish a bedtime routine, taking a hot bath or quiet activity beforehand
– cut down on caffine consumption
– daily exercise, make sure this is at least 2 hours before bedtime.
here are more teen and sleep statistics:
I’d say 23 hours is good.Answer by HJPierce
Yes, you should get between 8 to 9 hours of good, restful sleep. However, if you do stay up late (until 12:00am) you need almost one more extra hour of rest. This is because your brain was continually “working” for a longer period of time compared to someone that goes to bed at 9:00pm. So your correct. You need almost 10 hours of good, solid sleep if you plan on staying awake until very late at night.
Hope this helps.Answer by SourceOfSmiles
6 hours is too little, and 12 is too much, you need somwhere around 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night. If you wake up in the morning and still feel tired after 8 hours of sleep, then 8 hours probably isn’t enough for you, it is different for different people….some ppl could go to bed at 12 and wake up at 8 am and be fine, but most teenagers I think need a little more sleep than that, like going to bed at 12 and waking up at 10 am or so. lol..I sleep a little too much, like 11 hours a night, but I feel fine, and thats what matters most. =]Answer by Edward
They say as much as a newborn baby and that is alot.Answer by Patti
I have 2 teenagers and my oldest goes to bed at between 9:30 and 10 and she is up at 5:30 a.m to get ready for school and her bus comes at 7a.m. She gets about 7-8 hrs and she feels good about herself. Now my son on the other hand is a nightmare when it comes to sleep. He is a night owl and will go to be anywhere from 10-midnight but in the morning, I just want to pull my hair out…lol I’m hoping this year since it will be his first yr in high school and school starts much earlier that he will go to bed at a decent hr or he is in for a long day. I guess I would say 7-8 hrs of sleep is good when school starts but if your on vacation, sleep away. I’m a grown adult and I need at least 8-9 hrs or I’m a basket case and on weekends we all sleep in until 10 a.m…:o)Answer by Guest
here are some sleep answers:
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Teenagers need even more sleep than younger children, often 9-11 hours per night. As for going to bed at midnight and waking up late, this may actually be BETTER sleep than going to bed when not tired. Many teenagers suffer from delayed sleep phase syndrome, where the natural tendency to get tired and want to go to bed is delayed, as is the resulting time to naturally want to get up. Unfortunately, high school classes that start at 7:30am don’t lend themselves well to this, so an incredibly high number of high schoolers are sleep deprived. Chronotherapy (light therapy) can be helpful in treating delayed sleep phase syndrome, as can sticking to a bedtime/wake time routine (i.e., NOT staying up late and sleeping in on weekends!!), but talk to a doctor about what recommendations will work best in your particular case.