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Five Best Sleeping Tips for Teens

Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 04:31 PM

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Getting a good night’s sleep is a tough deal for many a teenager. However, for a healthy body and mind, it is important to get enough sleep. Following certain sleeping tips will help teenagers sleep well. A few of the tips for teens include creating a comfortable sleep environment, establishing a sleep routine and avoiding caffeine throughout the later part of the day.
 
Establish and follow a consistent sleep routine
The first and foremost sleeping tip for teens is to establish and follow a consistent sleep routine to sleep comfortably at night. For this schedule, the teen should adopt the practice of waking up at the same time every morning, even on days that he does not have to go to school. This method will eventually help teenagers sleep at the same time every night.

Avoid playing video games and watching TV
Teens should avoid playing video games and watching television during this time. They should find other ways to relax.

Read, write or take a bath to relax
      Reading a book, taking a bath or writing a journal are a few ways to unwind. These methods help one ease oneself into sleep.

Schedule homework in early evening hours
The teens should try to schedule their homework early in the evening. This will ensure that he does not have to cut into his sleeping schedule. Teenagers need at least nine hours of sleep every night.
 Initially, it might be difficult to sleep early and may be tough for the teen who is used to staying up late doing homework and sleeping late on the weekends. Besides this, a teenager’s body clock is often set, forcing him to want to stay up late and wake up late in the morning.
 It is important to establish a sleep routine as it creates a comfortable environment. A teen should be able to reset his body clock to ensure that he goes to sleep at a reasonable hour.

The bedroom should be dark and quiet
The other sleeping tip is to make the bedroom dark and quiet as its helps to trick the body clock into thinking that it is late.
There are other methods which can be used as sleep tips for teens. If a teen has trouble keeping his room dark, he can use a sleep mask to cover his eyes. If he is a light sleeper and small noises tend to disrupt his sleep, he should try using a white noise machine or switch off the fan in the bedroom. Switching off the television and radio while sleeping will help the teenager sleep better. This will help him wake up early and get ready for school.

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