Tip for Teenage Sleep

Teenage sleep has been in the news.

Some fascinating research from the US found that a later starting time at school lead to a universal improvement in grades.

Parents even stated that their teenagers were easier to live with! Although this is unlikely to be widely implemented in Australia anytime soon there are a number of ways to help improve your teen’s sleep.

  • Aim for lights out between 10.30 and 11pm
  • Get homework done early
  • Avoid all screens (yes even smart phones) for an hour prior to lights out
  • Engage in relaxing activities such as reading a book or listening to music in the hour before bed.
  • Switch off phones overnight – no midnight texting!
  • Exercise

Sleep is vital for health, growth and learning. If your teen is struggling with sleep talk to your doctor.