Sleep Aids For Teenagers That Are Safe & Affordable

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You can’t force your teen to sleep, but you sure can set them up for success with these affordable sleep aids

Teenagers are growing fast — both developmentally and physically. They need tons of sleep during this phase, but in a lot of ways the deck is stacked against them: many high schools start way earlier in the morning than any institution should and kids are so excited to engage with the world that it’s tough to pull them away from socializing, screens, and doing whatever they do in their room at all hours of the day and night.

That would be all well and good, except a lack of good, deep sleep can mean tired, irritable kids who don’t perform well in school, don’t have energy to exercise, and certainly don’t want to help around the house. Nobody wants that, except for them, maybe.

While it’s out of our control to force their eyelids closed or even really to set a bedtime, there are a few things we can do to help them get more sleep and more restful sleep — and the solutions don’t have to break the bank. Below, we’ve collected our favorite and most trusted sleep aids, and don’t worry, none of them involve medicating them into a stupor or anything. Although that sounds nice.

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