Health Tip: Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep09/17/13
(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
- Take a 30-minute nap in the early afternoon to boost
- 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
- Allow time before bed to wind down and relax.
- Create a clean, relaxing and comfortable bedroom
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