Is your high schooler getting enough sleep?

High school students are under a lot of pressure to perform well in school. Many stay up late at night watching television, playing video games or chatting on cell phones. However, losing sleep can have an impact on your high school student’s ability to do his best academically, according to a new study.

The study conducted at Brigham Young University (BYU)  found seven hours of sleep helped 16 to 18 year olds do the best in terms of test taking. These findings are somewhat interesting in that the United States federal guideline recommends teenagers sleep until they do not feel tired anymore, and get at least nine hours of sleep. But the researchers explain more sleep is not always better.

“If you used that same approach for a guideline on how much people should eat, you would put them in a well-stocked pantry and just watch how much they ate until they felt satisfied. Somehow that doesn’t seem right,” said Mark Showalter, one of the study authors and BYU professor.

An all-natural supplement may help your child to fall asleep and wake up feeling refreshed so there is no need to oversleep. Dr. Pinkus’ Sublingual Sleep is a fast-acting melatonin sleep tablet that promotes a restful night’s sleep.

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