I'd like to know how much sleep your 16yo ds gets. I wonder if my ds just isn't "normal".
He needs to be up at 6:30 to be on time for school. That's our reference point. He does have a bedtime. It is 9pm. On weekends with me, I try to keep him mostly on schedule, but EOW his dad messes it up.
For the last year, ds has had great difficulty with excessive daytime sleepiness. He falls asleep on the way home from school nearly every day (2.5mi drive). Some days I can't get him up once we get home, so he naps in the car in the garage.
Then he come in and immediately wants to nap. My problem with it is that he doesn't just take a brief siesta...he sleeps from 3pm until pretty much bedtime. Then he eats and struggles to get back to sleep in order to be well-rested in the morning. He often takes 900mcg of melatonin to try to reset his rhythm.
I have a new rule that he isn't "allowed" to sleep until 8pm. I do expect him to stay up from 3-at least 8pm so that he can do a bit of HW, spend time with his family, eat a meal, etc.
Ds has a huge ordeal every morning getting up. He turns off his alram clock and falls back asleep, or else just lets it ring for however long it takes me to go in and punch it. LOL
If I let ds nap after school, he sleeps too long and then doesn't sleep at night, which makes it hard to get up in the morning, but at the same time, I can't force a person who is now officially larger than myself to stay awake.
Is this normal? He has had an abnormal sleep study, but their suggestion was tonsilectomy, which I declined. If this is a teen thing, I can try to just deal, but I'd love to hear from others with an idea of when and how much their teen kiddos sleep.