Health Tip: Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Teens need plenty of sleep, about nine hours per night. That can be tough to achieve, but parents can help instill healthy sleep habits.

The Cleveland Clinic offers this advice:

  • Keep a regular bedtime and wake schedule every day, including weekends.

  • Take a 30-minute nap in the early afternoon to boost energy.

  • Get plenty of exercise, aiming for 30-to-60 minutes at least four days per week.

  • Avoid foods and beverages containing caffeine in the evening, and abstain from drugs and alcohol.

  • Have a healthy, light snack before bedtime to avoid going to bed hungry.

  • Allow time before bed to wind down and relax.

  • Create a clean, relaxing and comfortable bedroom environment.

Related Articles

Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.

Health News is provided as a service to Sharp Web site users by HealthDay. Sharp HealthCare nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please read the Terms of Use for more information.