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Health Tip: Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Teens need plenty of sleep, about nine hours per night. That can be tough to achieve, but parents can help instill healthy sleep habits.

The Cleveland Clinic offers this advice:

  • Keep a regular bedtime and wake schedule every day, including weekends.

  • Take a 30-minute nap in the early afternoon to boost energy.

  • Get plenty of exercise, aiming for 30-to-60 minutes at least four days per week.

  • Avoid foods and beverages containing caffeine in the evening, and abstain from drugs and alcohol.

  • Have a healthy, light snack before bedtime to avoid going to bed hungry.

  • Allow time before bed to wind down and relax.

  • Create a clean, relaxing and comfortable bedroom environment.