Is 9:30pm a good bedtime for a 13 year old male?


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PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

You should be getting about 9 hours of sleep at that age. So if you need to get up at 7:30 am, It is a good bedtime.

SuperFly Original Profile

I do believe that was my bedtime at that age. But the time I actually ended up in bed it was probably about 10pm.

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Tom Jackson answered

"Experts say that during the teen years, the body's circadian rhythm (sort of like an internal biological clock) is temporarily reset, telling a person to fall asleep later and wake up later."

My oldest boy turns 51 this year.  The "expert" quote above wasn't made until much more recently.

To some degree, sleep needs are individuated; and the general guidelines are sometimes too general.

Here's the website that contains that quote.  The website itself is a pretty good explanation of things to consider when trying to establish sleep patterns for teenagers.

3 People thanked the writer.
Jaimie  JT
Jaimie JT commented
You must be ancient if your oldest son is 51 !!! :) I'm not good at math but sometimes I am :p I mean no offence by the word ancient
Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma commented
Wow!!!! Not only disrespectful but amazingly shortsighted! My oldest us 40 so I'm ancient also. Strangely when you've been on the planet for a long time you pick up a whole bunch of stuff.
Jaimie  JT
Jaimie JT commented
I was not being disrespectful .. Was a joke . In all due respect you're an arse and a backwards thinker cookie .. ;)

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