Sleep Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about sleep.

How much sleep should a teenager get?

Dr. Barrow discusses the amount of sleep a teenager should get. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


At different ages, people need different amounts of sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).

It is recommended that teenagers – ages 14 through 17 – get between eight and 10 hours of sleep each night, according to the NSF. For some teens, it might also be appropriate to get as little as seven hours and at much as 11 hours of sleep.

The NSF does not recommend anything outside these sleep ranges because it starts into unhealthy levels of too little or too much sleep.

For more information about how much sleep teenagers should get, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Mansi Amin, MD, SureCare Medical Center; Nicholas Davis, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Kaibas, DO, Upper Valley Cardiology; Christopher Lauricella, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Angela Long-Prentice, MD, Northwest Dayton Physicians; Erin Mathews, MD, Vandalia Medical Center; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Tammy Taylor, MD, The Pediatric Group; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine; Pam Werner, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; J. Layne Moore, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Rhoda Chamberlain, APRN, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Nicholas Davis, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine

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