Are you concerned about your teen’s sleep habits? Teenagers should get about 9 hours of sleep a night. Drinking energy colas, sodas, and coffee—and even excessive cell phone use—can negatively affect sleep in teens.
Other interesting sleep facts about kids and teens:
- Furthermore, teens who are “morning people” tend to get better grades.
- Teens who get more sleep seem to perform better in athletics.
- Kids who suffer with migraines are more likely to have sleep disorders.
- Kids with sleep-related breathing disorders can have blood pressure problems during sleep.
- Snoring in kids affects cardiovascular function.
- Kids who sleep well listen better.
- Children who have sleep apnea are at increased risk for brain damage or lower IQ.
If you’re concerned that your child may have a sleep disorder, like sleep apnea, take my sleep quiz and schedule an appointment for you and your child to visit my Livonia dental office. I’ll be happy to sit down and review your child’s symptoms, then work with you through diagnosis and treatment.
Sleep apnea can be a serious threat to quality of life, intelligence, and health. Call me today, and we’ll get your child’s sleep under control.
For more information on the facts above, visit www.talkaboutsleep.com.