Researchers state that teens need about 9.5 hours of sleep each night. Does your teen get this amount during the school week? I know the answer in my house is a resounding NO.
So, how can we help our teen to balance the demands of life with the need for restorative/recharging sleep? Control what we can control. Create quiet space nearing bed time, discuss how social media and TV watching should end at a certain time prior to bedtime, and cut out the caffeine earlier in the evening. The video (click on the picture to view) give insight into what is missed by lack of sleep.