Teenagers need 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. However, 70% of teens report they do not meet this recommendation. In this podcast we review the importance of sleep- and how to get more of it! The effects of inadequate sleep are far reaching, ranging from poor academic performance, increased engagement in risky behaviors, and higher rates of depression and anxiety. Adequate sleep can even benefit your health such as better immune system function and lower risk for obesity. Be sure to listen to the full episode to learn tips on how to help your teen sleep better!
We would like to thank Dr. Kiran Nandalike and Dr. Sanjay Jhawar, pediatric pulmonologists at UC Davis Children’s Hospital for reviewing this episode, although Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean take full responsibility for any errors or misinformation
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