Sleep Deprivation on Teenagers 


Obtaining a good amount of sleep is essential for a teenager still developing. Teenagers need the right amount of sleep every night to function properly yet many still have problems doing so due to the demands of life. A lack of sleep affects a teenager’s life both in the short-term and long-term. Sleep deprivation affects a person not only physically but also emotionally and psychologically causing drowsiness, inability to concentrate the next day, hallucinations, mood swings and many other potentially serious health problems in teenagers. Coping with sleep deprivation includes establishing a regular, relaxing bedtime routine, eating carbohydrate-heavy meals at least two to three hours before your regular bedtime, and sleeping on a comfortable mattress and pillows. Sleep deprivation is dangerous and could have significant consequences if one fails to change sleep habits. If obtaining quality sleep is difficult for a teenager, one must seek professional and medical advice to help cope with this habit.  
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