Poor sleep can lead to depression in teenagers.

“Teens may not need us to check their water temperature or buckle their seat belts for them anymore, but we still need to make sure they can handle charged issues surrounding them in a safe and healthy way”.
Teenagers or as we call them teen,  is a person who falls between the ages of 13 to 19 years old. They are called teenagers because their age number ends with ‘teen’. The word “teenager” is often associated with adolescence.as soon as a kid realizes that he or she is entering their teens suddenly everything starts changing around them.
Game nights, binge-watching a series, or talking to friends- teenagers are mini-adults, and just as the teenage rush starts, they start getting lesser sleep. It can be something easily dismissed as a problem of growing years but if left unchecked, it could also become a risk factor for depression
Teenagers who experience very poor sleep may be more likely to experience poor mental health in later life    
 
 Kids need to sleep for longer hours than adults. However, with the onset of the teenage years, the body’s circadian rhythm, which is your body’s biological clock goes for a reset, which makes them stay up for long hours, sleep later, or even wake up later in the mornings.

That being said, teenagers also need enough sleep to keep up with developmental milestones. Getting 8-10 hours of uninterrupted sleep can take problems at bay.

Even though mental health should never be taken lightly at any age, depression rates amongst young kids and teenagers are rising sharply. 

 Sleep does a lot more than just simply recharge the body. It is the fuel for the brain, helps fill cognitive deficits, gives the body needed the energy to carry through activities, studies, and sports.

Good quality of sleep, at any age, is vital but in the adolescent and teenage years, it becomes all the more important. There are certain things parents can do to ensure that their teenager is getting good sleep and reduce the risk of bad mental health.

-Keep a tab on their screentime.

-Engage them in activities which tire them through the day

-Physical activity and the right diet play a crucial role in taking care of your teenager’s health.

-Do not encourage them to study late all the time. Encourage them to maintain a disciplined schedule.

-Keep caffeinated drinks away from teenagers, as much as possible. 

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