Why is my teenager always tired? How much sleep should they get?

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another common question I have is about

teenagers and parents are always asking

what's wrong with my teenager why is my

teenager always tired I think the first

thing to remember is that teenagers

bodies are changing they're growing more

rapidly than they have since they were a

baby so they need more sleep they need

more food and they need more rest to go

through that rapid period of growth as

they go through adolescence I think

every teenager is a little bit different

but there are some general principles to

follow one is to make sure that your

teenagers are getting enough sleep they

need a minimum of eight hours a night

and I think if you look closely at

teenagers sleeping patterns they're

oftentimes going to bed at midnight and

getting up early to go to school that

they're very involved in activities and