Sleep Problems Following Trauma
Most teenagers need between nine and nine-and-a-half hours of sleep each night. Yet surveys show that most teenagers get only six to seven hours of sleep, and 20 percent of high school students say that they have fallen asleep in class.
If you don't get enough sleep, you may experience symptoms of sleep deprivation. These include:
- Falling asleep in class
- Difficulty waking up in the morning
- Having trouble concentrating
- Keeping a regular sleep schedule
- Sleep in a dark, quiet, well-ventilated room
- Avoiding stimulating activities within two hours of going to bed
- Don't go to bed on an empty or full stomach
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For More Information:
See our Sleep & Sleep Disorders article.
See our Coping with Stress article.