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4 Solutions to Teen Sleep Problems


Teen cellphone and internet use can affect their sleep.
Sleep Depriving Problem: Your teen's connected 24/7.

Kids today are tethered to technology. "With more ways to stay connected, we see an increase in night-owlism among teens," says Dr. Emsellem.

Sleep Solution: Pull the plug.
Work with your teen to structure specific time slots during the evening when she watches a favorite TV show -- or texts and makes calls. Make sure phones and the Internet are off during study times (unless needed for schoolwork). Veto all screens (TV, computer, handhelds, iPods) 30 minutes before lights-out and have her hand over her phone for the night.