The teen years are full of challenges. School, new relationships and sleep. Yes, getting enough sleep is a challenge for teens.
Sleep is essential — and teens require 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. However, most teens get less than that.
Dr. Lisa Cottrell, a psychologist and sleep disorder expert at Aurora Behavioral Health Center Grafton, shares her thoughts about teens, sleep and how school start times can affect teen sleep patterns.
Not enough sleep can result in learning and concentration problems along with weight control issues and the risks of drowsy driving.
Learn more in our video report.