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Health Information For Teens
Sending and receiving messages late at night can make it hard to fall asleep. And those late night pings, rings, and vibrations can wake you up and leave you feeling tired and unfocused when it’s time for school. Lack of sleep, or interrupted sleep, can affect everything from your mood to your sports performance.
Sure, you want to stay connected with your friends, but how useful can you be when you’re exhausted? Give your “tech” (texts, social media, emails, calls) a rest from bedtime until your alarm clock rings so you can rest.
How can you ease out of being available all the time to unplugging at bedtime? Here are some tips to follow at night that will help boost your energy and focus in the morning:
It can be quite a challenge to turn off technology at night. But sticking to a cut-off curfew for your devices will help you ease into bedtime and give your brain some needed tech-free downtime. And if you need an excuse, just say your parents are making you do it.
If a texting driver is making you nervous but you’re not sure how to bring the topic up, here are some ideas.
Using technology to bully is a problem that’s on the rise. The good news is awareness of how to prevent cyberbullying is growing even faster. See our tips on what to do.
The virtual world is full of opportunities to interact with people around the world. It’s also a place where nothing is temporary. Here are some tips for safeguarding your online identity.
You’ve heard the warnings about texting and driving, but it’s also risky to text and walk. Read our tips for safe texting.
Teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. But you might not be getting it. Here’s why – and tips for getting more shut-eye.
Insomnia can be a big problem for teens. Read our tips on getting a good night’s sleep.
Sleep problems can keep some teens awake at night even when they want to sleep. If that sounds like you, find out what you can do.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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