Introspection Disconnection –
Aug. 14, 2019 – Teenagers should get nine to 10 hours of sleep per night, according to Ashton. In addition, it’s important that teens keep their sleep schedules consistent, instead of skimping during the week and trying to make up for it on the weekends.
“There are cardiovascular, heart disease effects, mental health effects to inadequate sleep,” said Ashton, noting that parents and medical providers “need to think of the long game” when it comes to teens and sleep. The study’s authors also recommended including “efforts to prevent or increase resilience to cyberbullying” as an intervention to improve the mental health of teen girls who use social media.