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Teenage Sleep Patterns

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Overview

Teens' biological clocks change during puberty. Adolescents and teens tend to fall asleep later at night and to sleep later in the morning than younger children do. This pattern can cause problems, because school schedules often require that teens get up early for classes. Some teens may become sleep deprived. They may:

Teenagers need about 10 hours of sleep each night.

Tips to help your teen

If your teen is showing signs of not getting enough sleep, you can try these tips.


Credits for Teenage Sleep Patterns

Current as of: March 1, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
John Pope MD - Pediatrics


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