Research shows that typical teenagers need 8 ? and sometimes more than 9 hours of sleep a night. Research goes even further to say that, even though parents think adolescents shouldn’t stay up as late as they do, teens actually have a different sleep pattern than adults and younger children. So, the answer to the question, do teen require less sleep is “no.”
College students are no different. They need the same 8 hours of sleep that adults need. Research does show that college students are probably the most sleep deprived group of people. The amount of sleep required differs some from person to person so when it comes to sleep, quality is more important than quantity.
The lifestyles of teenagers and college students generally makes it difficult to get adequate quantities of sleep so it is important to be sure they quality of sleep is good. Here are some tips for ensuring sleep quality.
1. Make sure the bed and mattress is big enough for the teenager or college student. If the bed is too small – then think about changing to a larger one.
2. Make sure the bed and mattress are comfortable. If the teenager or college student feels the quality of the mattress is causing them to have sleep issues take them to a reputable bed and mattress establishment and have them try out the mattresses to determine if they like a firm, medium firm, or soft mattress.