Sleep research suggests that a teenager needs between eight and 10 hours of sleep every night BUT most teenagers only get about 6.5-7.5 hours sleep per night. We will just tell you right up front...we badly needed and NEED this topic. Niki Olsen is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and is here to teach us all about the benefits of proper sleep habits, and how to set a plan to not just get more sleep, but help you identify your stumbling blocks to better sleep hygiene. Niki helped make strategies to get you to bed earlier, and to wake up earlier. We have a handout just for you to use as you listen along. It was so easy and helpful to use to make this episode really useful.
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