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How is it that...

teenagers can hibernate? My 16 year old daughter can sleep for 18 hrs if I let her.


Asked by ShouldHaveLeft at 10:31 AM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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Answers (8)
  • Us parents always say that we wish we had energy like our kids. But I was recently told that teenagers need at least 9 - 10 hours of sleep in order to function, where an adults can function off of 6 hours of sleep. Not sure how true this is, but it is in my daughter's case. My daughter is 13, and if she doesn't get 8 or 9 hours of sleep, she is slow and crab-BY! LOL

    Answer by smiles551 at 11:41 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • They need the extra sleep with all the changes their bodies are going through

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:32 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Because teens actually need more sleep. Their bodies are dealing with a lot.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:36 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • i just CAN NOT get up on time for work....!

    Answer by lovelyme9o at 11:08 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Hormones!


    Answer by mrsljamieson at 1:33 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Because they are growing at an extremely fast rate.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:08 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I know! We have to wake up my sd at 11 on weekends and usually have to do it more than once. She stays up until 1 or 2 am though.

    Answer by Shanna84 at 9:30 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • They are LAZY! They probably think they are entitled since they go to school. Wait til they become an adult & be out in the REAL world. I have a LAZY daughter & now I can't break her out of it

    Answer by NicolesMommy at 3:26 PM on Nov. 22, 2010