A pediatric sleep medicine specialist at Stanford Children’s Health, Caroline Okorie, MD, says that while most teens are not getting enough sleep, there is plenty that parents can do to help.
Consider taking your teens’ tech devices and putting them in a separate room at night so they won’t be tempted to check them. Or have your teens turn their devices off completely at night and use a regular clock as a morning alarm clock instead.
Try to stick to the same sleeping and waking schedule every day of the week. Plan fun family activities for weekend mornings that entice kids out of bed. If problems persist, consider seeing a sleep specialist.