While teens are naturally more inclined to suffer from depression due to the turbulence of the teenage years, studies have found that a lack of sleep leads to an even greater risk of depression. In addition, teens who already suffer from depression are nearly four times more likely to suffer from sleep loss as a result of depression.
Unfortunately, most teenagers don’t get the sort of sleep their bodies and minds require. In fact, it is suggested that teenagers get around 9 hours of a sleep each night and yet, only 7 out of 1o teenagers actually meet his requirement.
For parents, it is important to ensure that your teen is getting the sleep they require, regardless of how much homework they have or how many extra curricular activities they are trying to do. Sleep is a vital part of everyone’s lives and yet, it is often the one aspect that we allow ourselves to cheat on, especially during our teenage years.
In order to help promote better sleep in your child’s life, read our post, Sleep Tips for Students, and talk to your children about establishing better sleep hygiene. Talk to our experts today if you feel that your teenager may be in need of a new mattress. Perhaps the key to their sleep is as simple as buying them a new pillow. Whatever the answer, we are here to help you find it.
Cheers and sleep well.