Question of the week

August 21, 2013 

Some experts say teens need around nine hours of sleep each night.

How much sleep do you generally get?

Taylor Menezes, senior, Central Catholic High School

I can function on minimum of four hours of sleep. I might be a little cranky, but I can function. If you want me refreshed and in a good mood I'll need a solid eight or nine hours, though.

Shelby Sutter, junior, Enochs High School:

During the school week, I get eight hours per night, and on the weekends I sleep 12 to 13 hours per night.

Courtnie Chan, sophomore, Turlock High School:

I definitely don't get nine hours of sleep on a regular basis, that’s for sure! On average, I probably get six, seven hours of sleep. Don’t get me wrong, I do still have those days where I just sleep endlessly.

Dominique Germann, freshman, Modesto Junior College:

Since I follow the “farmer sleeping cycle,” I usually get nine hours. Otherwise I am one interesting individual.

Gabriella Germann, sophomore, Central Valley High:

I like to sleep around 10 hours. If I don't I feel a little weird.

Julie Fogarty, junior, Central Catholic High School:

I’m typically in the seven-to-eight-hour range, so that’s not too bad. During the school year, I have to be up around 6 or 6:15, so I try to get to sleep around 10:30 or 11ish. No matter what though, it takes me a while to feel awake in the morning.

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