Hours of Sleep


A student’s amount of sleep per night is a main component in their success and livelihood. An average teenager needs at least 8-10 of sleep hours per night. Less than this recommended time can lead to side effects such as concentration difficulties, mentally ‘drifting off’ in class, shortened attention span, memory impairment, poor decision making, mood changes, depression, and more. A student should avoid high amounts of screen time and stimulants like coffee, soft drinks, tea, and energy drinks at night. “Chronic sleep deprivation can have dramatic effects on a teenager’s life, including affecting their mental wellbeing and reducing their academic performance at school.” Research provided from an article on Better Health Channel.