Sleep-Deprived Teens

If you have a teenager at home, they're quite possibly up until midnight talking to friends on facebook and snapchat. If so, they probably struggle to get out of bed in the morning.

Sometimes it’s all a teacher can do to keep teenagers from dozing off in class. And it’s no wonder. Most teens are living on six hours of sleep a night, even though studies show that they need between eight and ten hours to function properly. Researchers say that teenagers are among the most sleep-deprived people on the planet. Most live in a state of chronic fatigue, which can affect their mood, behaviour and performance.

But it’s more than an academic problem. Some doctors say that sleep deprivation actually interferes with growth, since important hormones are secreted during sleep.

So if you’re tired of raising a walking zombie, set some bedtime boundaries in your home. A good night’s sleep is just what the doctor ordered.

More Tips

You say your wife knows you love her, but sometimes she needs to hear it.

The “World Wide Web” is a great tool, but it can easily lead to “World Wide Worries.”

The first step in developing a divorce-proof marriage is learning to forgive.

Hey guys…looking for a way to make your wife’s heart skip a beat? Then roll up your sleeves and load the dishwasher!

Communication is the lifeblood of a good marriage. No relationship can survive without it.

The first step in developing a divorce-proof marriage is learning to forgive.

Are you guilty of cheating on your spouse?

How well do you build up your spouses’ self-esteem?

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, have written a great book called "The Love List." In it, they outline some powerful ideas to make your spouse feel special.

Are you looking for a good way to strengthen your marriage? Try playing tennis with your spouse, or going on a bike ride.

What kind of memories do you have from your childhood? Do you recall feelings of warmth and love — or stress and chaos?

Pages