6 WAYS TO HOW TO HELP YOUR TEENAGER GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Simmons
November 14, 2015
  1. Maintain a regular sleep schedule. Your teenager should go to bed and wake up at about the same time each day. Her sleep schedule should also ensure adequate time in bed.
  2. Avoid oversleeping on weekends. Although catching up on some sleep on the weekends can be helpful, sleeping in until noon on Sunday will make it hard for your teenager to get back on a school schedule that night.
  3. Take early afternoon naps. A nap of 15-20 minutes in the early afternoon can be beneficial.
  4. Turn off televisions, computers, and radios. Television viewing, computer-game playing, internet use, and other stimulating activities at bedtime will cause problems falling asleep.
  5. Avoid caffeine, smoking, alcohol, and drugs. All of these cause sleep problems.
  6. Contact your teenager’s doctor. Speak to your adolescent’s physician if she has difficulties falling asleep, snores, or seems excessively sleepy during the day.