May 18, 2021

Sources: Hopkins Medicine | The National Sleep Foundation | Department of Health - Victoria State Government

Contributors: Ms. Anupama Jithesh, Dr. Karima Chaabna, Dr. Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy and Dr. Sohaila Cheema

Editing: Mr. John Hayward

Getting enough sleep is important for people of all age groups. Sleep contributes to effective functioning of all body systems including the immune system. In teenagers, good quality sleep is especially important for physical health, emotional and mental development, and school performance. During the teenage years, sleep benefits brain development and function, which enhances attention span and improves memory and cognitive abilities. Adequate sleep also supports the physiological growth spurt during the teen years. READ MORE