Whether you’re in eighth grade or headed to your first year of college, sleep is a healthy habit I try to instill in all of my patients from a young age. While it can be difficult to make early bedtimes a priority, especially when homework, friends, and after-school sports often take priority, there are countless benefits of a good night sleep every night. Healthy sleep habits help with memory and attention, among other things. Strive to get at least 9-11 hours, depending on your age. Teenagers should aim to get at least 9 hours, and children ages five to 12 should get 10-11 hours.
Contributors: Dena Nader from MedExpress Urgent Care