Hey parents! A new study from the University of Rochester showed that better enforcement of parent-set bedtimes for teens ages 14-17 are associated with longer sleep duration. In other words, if your kid isn't getting enough sleep, it may be time to help them prioritize an earlier bedtime. 50% of parents in the study had no specific bedtime rules. Most teens are not going to make sleep a priority, so help them out. Teens need 8-10 hours of sleep/ night for optimal functioning mood regulation, healthy metabolism and immunity, enhanced learning and creativity, and to minimize their risk of injuries and accidents. SO... What's your plan for bedtime tonight?
Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens