Quit resetting that alarm clock! Just when we were doing every thing in our power to make sure that our teens were setting their collective cell phone alarms to ensure as much sleep as possible we have conflicting data on this issue.
The National Sleep Foundation's
recommendations have led us to believe that our teens' inability to get out of bed in the morning may be a result of their getting less than the optimal amount of sleep which varies between eight to nine hours per night. And, no, apparently there is no such thing as catching up on "sleep debt."
Believe me, I've read just about everything on this issue given my own tendency to manipulate my sleep schedule. Just like adults, teens CANNOT make up for lost sleep by sleeping in on the weekends.Read More »from Are We Pushing Our Teens to Get Too Much Sleep?