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Sleep

As we get older our bodies and brains change and adapt.  Teenagers often get a bad reputation for staying up late and struggling to wake up for school, but teenagers sleep patterns are different from those of adults and younger children. 

Most teenagers need 8-10 hours of sleep each night but some need as little as 7 hours and others need as much as 11 hours. 

Getting better sleep can have lots of positive impacts on your life, and your brain!  Good sleep can help with better brain retention (which is great for memory and revision), more positive mood (which is great for wellbeing) and helping us look better too (clearer skin and shinier hair). 

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