Teens are often subject to the same pressures as adults that can greatly disrupt their sleep, so it can be important to follow simple tips to improve teen sleeping. Discover some recommendations to improve teens’ sleep and resolve insomnia through common sense advice about habits.
1. Keep a Regular Sleep Schedule.
It is tempting to stay up late or sleep in, but just as in adults, it is important to keep a regular sleep schedule. By getting up and going to bed at the same time every day, even on weekends, we condition our body to know when to sleep. Start by fixing your wake time in place and get 15 to 30 minutes of morning sunlight (or light box use) upon awakening. It may be important to use an alarm clock so that you do not oversleep. Go to bed when you feel sleepy, even if it means staying up a little later, to avoid insomnia.
2. The Bedroom Should Be a Place for Sleeping.
Our lives are filled with stimulating electronics, but these should be removed from the bedroom.