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Everyone has nights when they don’t sleep well. But, if your child isn't sleeping most of the time, it can affect their concentration, mood, behaviour, and general energy levels. Getting enough sleep is important.
According to the NHS, teenagers need at least between 8-10 hour's sleep on school nights. But there are a range of different issues that could affect your teenager's sleep:
Reasons why your child isn't sleeping
Usually difficulties around sleeping are caused by stress and anxiety. Troubling thoughts can cause insomnia.