HEALTHY SLEEP IN TEENAGERS
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Why do teens need a good night’s sleep?
Why do teens struggle to get enough sleep?
Teens who got enough sleep did better in school. Their performance in sports and after-school activities improved. They had fewer behavioral problems.
Teens who got enough sleep were less likely to struggle with their weight, which meant they were less likely to have weight-related illnesses as they grew up. Teens who weren’t sleepy were less likely to have a fatal motor vehicle collision.
This study, as well as many others, showed a clear link between teens that weren’t getting enough sleep and diagnoses of ADHD, experiences with behavioral problems, and health concerns such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions, obesity, depression, and anxiety.
What signs help parents determine if their teenager has a possible sleep disorder?
Am I at Risk ?
What can parents do to help?
Why does it all matter?
QUESTIONS ABOUT A SLEEP ISSUE? LET’S TALK.
Imtiaz Ahmad, MD, MPH, FCCP
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad is a highly qualified physician, Board Certified in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. He has been actively serving the community of Lee County, Florida since 2004, with a strong focus on a proactive healthcare approach. Dr. Ahmad has received advanced training from some of the most prestigious institutions, including Harvard University, Cornell University, State University of New York at Brooklyn, and the University of Mississippi. SOMNAS is a medical facility that is committed to improving and maintaining the health of patients with sleep disorders. The expert team at SOMNAS is known for their compassionate and high-quality care. They offer unparalleled treatment and care to patients on the Gulf Coast of Florida, ensuring a better and healthier life for them.
Job Title: Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine