posted Oct 19, 2017, 6:59 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By:Marcdalinda Lochard

    Most teens would stay up on school nights pass 12. When there parents think they're sleeping, they are actually vamping, a term that young people use for when they stay up late at night on social media or something. Teens need about 8-10 hours of sleep each night to function best. Even though most teens might not have a bedtime, it's really important to get as much sleep as possible, i know it had to put that phone down but your health is very important.

    Most high school students do not have a bedtime. Some teens would rather stay up watching youtube videos or on social media when they know they should be in bed sleeping. “I don't have a bedtime, i usually go to sleep around 11:30 or 12:00, said Philip, a high school junior in Pocomoke, Maryland. “I'm usually on facetime or doing my homework when i stay up late, “ in my opinion high school students should only stay up to 11:30.”

    After the late night vamping on school nights, i bet they regret it. Waking early to get ready for school, and trying to stay up doing class uhh must be so hard. “I wake up 7:00 for school, “when the alarm ring, i put it on snooze and stay in bed for a little, “in the mornings i'm usually tired and want to go back to bed, “ it's hard to stay up in some classes because they're so boring but some class i can stay up”.

    Parents should be aware of what time there kids are sleeping. But as a teenager, you should take responsibility on going to sleep early. Put your phone or laptop down and go to bed and be ready to wake up the next morning. If it's to tempted to leave your phone in your room, leave it in the living room or somewhere out of sight. “I can do my homework earlier, “ i think staying up late can cause laziness, and make you always tired.”  

Uploaded: 10/19/17

Edited by: Noel Houston

Sources: https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/teens-and-sleep