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How many hours should a teenager sleep?

Experts say that adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 should sleep 9-10 hours a day on a regular basis.

Getting the recommended number of hours of sleep on a regular basis is associated with

Better service

Better performance

Better learning

Better memory

Better quality of life

Better mental health

Better physical health.

Regularly sleeping less than the recommended hours is associated with attention, behavior and learning problems.

Lack of sleep also increases the risk of accidents, injuries, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and depression.

Regularly sleeping more than the recommended hours may be associated with adverse health outcomes such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and mental health problems.

Parents who are concerned that their child is sleeping too little or too much should consult a sleep physician.