Sleep is an essential part of day to day life. Sleep is something we all need to keep healthy and happy. As children get older, their need for sleep changes, and when they like to sleep changes too. It is normal to want to stay up late and get up late when you are a teenager. But you still need to get enough sleep, while fitting in your day at work or school.
Instant expert: Are you always tired? Find out how modern life might be disturbing your sleep, from the NHS: Why are teens always tired?
How many hours of sleep should you be getting?
It is recommended that teenagers should get 8-10 hours of sleep a night. This means that if you need to get up at 7am the following morning you should go to sleep at 9.30-10.30pm, 11pm at the latest.
But the need for sleep changes, and if you are learning a lot, or growing a lot, you may find you need more sleep.
Take action: Improve your sleep with these tips for on how to get a good night sleep from the Sleep Council.