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The Importance of Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, most teens aren’t getting the sleep they need to perform at their highest levels. The organization’s website says that teens need about 9 1/4 hours of sleep each night to function best (for some, 8 1/2 hours is enough). However, one study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8 1/2 hours on school nights. Getting the proper amount of sleep can not only help you concentrate, listen and learn better in school, but it can also make a difference in your stress level. It’s also important to develop a routine sleep schedule.