Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families / #494 Generation Sleepless With Heather Turgeon & Julie Wright

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Episode notes

How much sleep do our teenagers really need to be getting?


Topics discussed in today's podcast:

  • Teenage sleep is worse than ever
  • Teenager's sleep clock is naturally later to bed, later to rise
  • The second wind
  • Light delays sleep
  • Tips for winding down
  • Dark room for sleep
  • Dim lights up to 2 hours before bed time
  • Turn screens off
  • Give kids the impression that the whole household is winding down
  • NSW government is looking at starting school earlier
  • Can we adjust a teenager's body clock?
  • Anxiety & depression are on the rise
  • Teenagers need at least 8-9 hours of sleep per night


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