Getting a good night’s sleep is very important to everyone, especially to teenagers. Teenagers need to get at least 8 hours to 9 hours of sleep every night, for them to function better during the day, especially when they are in school. Teenagers find sleeping early at night to be difficult, even if they want to sleep early. There are a lot of different factors that can affect teenagers’ sleeping habits. Getting rid or addressing those factors can help them get the right amount and quality of sleep, which can result in better performance and functioning in school and in other activities during the day.
Teenagers’ Sleep Schedule
Importance of Sleep to Teenagers
Most teenagers love to procrastinate. They usually study and do their homework very late at night and do nothing earlier during the day. Procrastinating is one of the main reasons why teenagers are sleep deprived and can’t function well in school. Parents can actually help their teenagers in developing a sleeping schedule that will allow them in getting at least 8 hours of sleep at night. Parents can encourage their teenager to do their homework earlier and it may be necessary for parents to impose strict rules in letting their teenager watch the television when they are not done with their homework yet. And encouraging your teenager to sleep around the same time very night and let him or her wake up the same time every morning, even during weekends can help him or her get enough amount of quality sleep.
Improving Teenagers’ Activities
There are a lot of activities that are not so important that teenagers engage in. Teenagers usually have a hard time in prioritizing things. As parents or guardians, you can help your teenager to prioritize their activities, since they always think that sleep is not a priority. Parents should make sure that their teenagers should prioritize doing their school works before doing other things. If your teenager finds it hard to get enough hours of sleep, because, he or she joined too many extracurricular activities, maybe you can talk with him or her in reducing the number of extracurricular activities your teenager is joining.
Teenagers’ Sleep Environment
Having a good sleep environment can really help in getting a good night’s sleep. The sleep environment can help in inducing sleepiness and it can help in making one’s sleep relaxing. Teenagers’ who sleep in an conducive sleeping environment can make him or her function well in school. As parents or guardians, you can help in improving your teenager’s sleeping environment by keeping his or her room organized and clutter-free. You can also give your teenager a comfortable bed to sleep on and install dark colored curtains to help in keeping your teenager’s room dark.