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Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Parenting -

Sleep facts (adapted from www.spunout.ie;):

Ado­les­cents need nine hours sleep nightly, min­i­mum.

Hav­ing trou­ble fall­ing asleep can be bad for health.

Best way to ad­dress sleep debt is go to bed same time ev­ery night, get up at same time ev­ery morn­ing.

Light from screens tells eye-re­cep­tors to send brain a mes­sage to cre­ate cor­ti­sone (wake-pro­mot­ing hor­mone).

Naps shouldn’t ex­ceed 30 min­utes.

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