Tips For Improving Your Teens’ Sleep Schedule

The Wall Street Journal:

Many parents wrestle with helping their teenagers get enough sleep, especially when high school classes start before dawn.

Battling early school start times and teens’ changing body clocks, which pressure them to fall asleep later, can be overwhelming for parents.

I interviewed experts and parents for today’s “Work & Family” column on groggy teens, and they offered some helpful tips.

Few teens want parents setting their bedtimes; my own adolescents long resisted my requests to stop texting or Web-surfing late at night. But educating teens on how sleep loss damages health, energy and appearance can encourage them to set their own limits, parents say.

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