Sleep is a significant part of our lives, as it helps us to maintain emotional and physical health. When we don’t get enough sleep, we are more prone to mood swings, depression and anxiety.
Studies have shown that teens who are sleep-deprived are more likely to have mental health problems than those who get enough sleep. This can be due to the fact that the brain is still developing and needs adequate time to rest in order for it to function properly.
The teen years are complex. Most teenagers deal with a lot of developmental changes, life challenges, and peer pressure on a daily basis. It’s also an age where they start to question everything, including the status quo. Sleep has become the thing that’s frequently missing in teenagers’ lives!
But it seems that sleep—once so easy to come by—is now a thing of the past for many teens, as is common among adults. When we were kids, we had no trouble falling asleep. We didn’t have homework to do, friends to entertain, or social media to waste time on. But now that most of us are teens and young adults, our schedules are full of activities from school to sports to hobbies, and we’re always running around after family members and friends.
So how do you get your teens to sleep? As a parent, this can be difficult! Let’s take a look at 10 tips you can use to help them get their rest:
- Make your teen’s bedroom a quiet place
- Recommend a hot soak before bed
- Consider blacking out their windows at night
- Get them in the habit of bringing light in when they wake
- Get your teen to “chill out” before bedtime
- If they’re sick, put them to bed
- Consider giving them high-carb snacks if they have trouble falling asleep
- How about a night scent?
- Set rules of no caffeine a couple of hours before bedtime
- Are there other issues that keep your teen up at night?
Not only are your teens getting less sleep, but they’re probably also not getting the right kind of sleep. These 10 tips should help you fight against the odds and get your teen to sleep better.
Sleep deprivation is real and it’s something that teens are often subject to. They’re active, busy individuals, with a whole lot of distractions. However, it’s important that they get to sleep because it affects so many areas of their lives. They need good sleep for their health as well as their ability to concentrate during the day. Of course, there are plenty of other benefits of getting enough sleep as well. So make sure your teen is getting enough—in fact, get them to follow these ten tips and maybe they’ll be sleeping better before you know it!
After the hiatus of this blog, this has been my first post as I relaunch my blog. I’m just getting this going with its new name “Strength in Healing” dedicated not only to cancer survivors but also to everyone who is struggling or survived from different kinds of trauma, so stay tuned for more. I’ll also share some of the challenges that teens face today and how we can help them through those challenges. After all, they are becoming young adults in a very short time. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.
My name is Cielo, the author of “The Cancer Voice Asia”, a blog that aims to support and inspire anyone who is facing cancer. I know how it feels to be diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer, Leiomyosarcoma, at the age of 29. I know the challenges, the fears, the hopes, and the joys of living with cancer. I want to share my story with you and connect you with others who understand what you are going through. Together, we can empower ourselves and fight against the disease. Join me on this platform and let’s make our healing journey a meaningful one.