You’ve probably been told that sleep is important for you, but do you know why?

It’s recommended that teens get 8-10 hours of sleep every night, but more than 87% of high school students in the United States get less. Check out this infographic for 6 good reasons to make sleep a priority. You can learn even more about how healthy sleep is here, and get tips for getting your best sleep yet here.

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is located in New York City. It provides comprehensive, confidential, integrated, judgment-free health care at no charge to over 10,000 young people every year. This column is not intended to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual, only general information for education purposes only.