Estimated hours of sleep for fulltime High School students in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
# of hours
Total Participants in each country. est. 20,000+
% of Students
countries >4 4-7 7<
US 56% 32% 12%
CA 34% 44% 22%
EU 19% 67% 14%

5 Facts about Teenagers and Sleep

  1. A lack of sleep could Limit your ability to learn, listen, concentrate and solve problems. You may even forget important information like names, numbers, and your homework.
  2. Many teens suffer from treatable sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy, insomnia, restless legs syndrome or sleep apnea.
  3. Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise.
  4. Shifts in the sleep-wake cycle at puberty mean that most adolescents get their best sleep between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  5. The average public high school in the U.S. starts at 7:59 a.m.