Sleeping Habits

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Getting the right amount of sleep every night is a must if you want your body to function at its highest performance throughout the day. Over half the population in America has admitted to not getting enough sleep. Bad sleep habits can really have a negative affect on teens. There are some tips that a teen can follow to help change those habits to get a better night sleep. Hopefully after reading this paper you will be more informed on how to get a good night sleep. One of the most common tendencies that teens have is staying up to late. The natural time that our bodies have evolved to get the best sleep is between 10:30 and 6. With many teens not going to bed until after midnight or even later you can see where this may affect a teens sleeping schedule. Teens have been proven to be naturally sleepier than younger children or adults and, with the recommended sleeping hours for teens to be between 9 and 10 hours, few are getting anywhere near this amount. Taking long naps is also something that causes many teens to be sleep deprived. Having a non irregular sleep schedule is like trying start your car without putting fuel in it. Taking naps is something that our bodies feel they need but, when your body sleeps when it’s not used too, it won’t be able to get the sleep it needs during the hours of the night your body needs to sleep in order to be able to function at its peak. What we do at night affects everything we do during the day—our ability to learn, our skills, our memory, stamina, health and safety. Most of all, it affects our mood throughout the day.

There are many reasons why we don’t get the recommended amount of sleep needed, especially college students with very irregular schedules throughout the day. Teens in high school and college have very busy schedules. The most common reason for a bad sleep schedule is because of stress and…...

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