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Teenagers Need More ZZZ’s!

August 30, 2016

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Teenagers Need More ZZZ’s!

“Sleep is Non-Negotiable!”  So says Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor of The Huffington Post.  Her new book (“The Sleep Revolution”) is a wake-up call on how dangerous sleep deprivation is to our health and success in life.  The book is aimed at adults, but the message is essentially true for teenagers whose Sleep deprivation numbers have reached epidemic proportions … according to sleep experts across the country.

The most recent Sleep Recommendations for children and teen-children were released by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and published in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.  The medical findings of the Academy are unequivocal … Teenagers Need More ZZZ’s!  I have no doubt that parents of teenagers everywhere agree.  There is also broad agreement among sleep experts and government agencies that monitor Sleep in every demographic, including teenagers.

How Much Sleep do Teenagers Need?

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the recommended Sleep Requirement for teenagers ages 13-18 years … is 8-10 hours, with the Sweet Spot being 9 hours.  The experts want parents to know that read more …