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Everyone says that a 16 year old, should have 8-10 hours of sleep. Does it make a difference whether it is 2 hours after school then 6 hours at night or straight 8 hours at night?

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Everyone says that a 16 year old, should have 8-10 hours of sleep. Does it make a difference whether it is 2 hours after school then 6 hours at night or straight 8 hours at night?

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Hi, sleep is very important to function on a day to day basic. I used to work in a nursery and I noticed when the babies didn't sleep they would be very irritated and grumpy throughout the day. And when they slept they were more active and happy.

Teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function best. Most teens do not get enough sleep — one study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8 1/2 hours on school nights.

And make sure you have a good hearty breakfast in the morning
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Everyone says that a 16 year old, should have 8-10 hours of sleep. Does it make a difference whether it is 2 hours after school then 6 hours at night or straight 8 hours at night?

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It should ideally be 8 hours all at night. Your body goes into a sleep cycle called REM which is where all the repairing of your body and recharging occurs. Your body cannot do this if it doesn't sleep for long enough. Having a 2 hour nap after school may help you feel a bit more alert, but it isn't actually really helping your body in the long run.
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Ok, got it!
Thanks for the advice!
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Everyone says that a 16 year old, should have 8-10 hours of sleep. Does it make a difference whether it is 2 hours after school then 6 hours at night or straight 8 hours at night?

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the whole 2 hour nap then 6 hour sleep thing doesnt work the way you think it does. the reason you need 8-10 hours in one go is because of your rem cycle. Also you shouldnt be having 2 hour naps. 45 minutes tops. if your naps are too long then your body will start the rem cycle which means that when you wake up you will be groggy.
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Ok, got it!
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