Only 15 percent of teenagers receive the suggested 8-10 hours of sleep per night, according to the Sleep Foundation. When teens do not get enough sleep, the begin to experience a number of consequences. A lack of sleep can cause moodiness, depression, difficulty concentrating, poor performance in school, and more. There are many reasons why teens might not be getting enough sleep. One reason is because the adolescent brain is wired to stay up late and sleep in late. However, there are other factors that play a part in how much sleep a teen gets. Here are a few factors that could be affecting your teen’s sleep.
- Smartphone use
- Television use
- Caffeinated beverages
- Having a friend sleepover or sleeping at a friend’s house
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