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Helping Your Teen

Helping Your Teen Get a Better Night’s Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation and the RWJ Comprehensive Sleep Center offer the following tips to help teenagers get the rest they need:

  • Set a consistent bedtime and wake-time, even on the weekends, that allows for the recommended nine or more hours of sleep every night.
  • Have a relaxing bedtime routine, such as reading for fun or taking a warm bath or shower.
  • Keep the bedroom comfortable, dark, cool and quiet.
  • Get into bright light as soon as possible in the morning, but avoid it in the evening.
  • Create a sleep-friendly environment by removing TVs and other distractions from the bedroom and setting limits on usage before bedtime.
  • Avoid caffeine after lunchtime.

Patient Stories

  • “Before I was so exhausted during the day I could barely accomplish certain tasks. Now I’m exhausted at the end of the day because I get so much done with all the energy I have.”

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