Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Helping Your Teen

Helping Your Teen Get a Better Night’s Sleep


The National Sleep Foundation and the RWJ Comprehensive Sleep Center offer the following tips to help teenagers get the rest they need:

  • Set a consistent bedtime and wake-time, even on the weekends, that allows for the recommended nine or more hours of sleep every night.
  • Have a relaxing bedtime routine, such as reading for fun or taking a warm bath or shower.
  • Keep the bedroom comfortable, dark, cool and quiet.
  • Get into bright light as soon as possible in the morning, but avoid it in the evening.
  • Create a sleep-friendly environment by removing TVs and other distractions from the bedroom and setting limits on usage before bedtime.
  • Avoid caffeine after lunchtime.
Caring for Our Communities: A Partnership for a Healthy Future
About Sleep Disorders
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Sleep Is Essential
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Hazardous to Your Heart
Sleep Disorders Defined
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Paying Off Sleep Debt
Sleep Tips for Busy Executives
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Teens Sleep
Getting Enough Sleep?
Helping Your Teen
Putting Your Kids to Bed
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CPAP Compliance Is Key
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