I do my best to get a good night's sleep every night. I am generally aware of how many hours I need to be a happy bee in the morning and throughout the majority of the day. I've also long been aware of how much sleep my son needs to be at his best, and try to ensure he is getting the right amount.
The study is not advising that a parent's sleep needs have magically changed the moment their child reaches puberty. Rather, the study is saying that parents get irritable and irrational when they don't get enough sleep and that is not a good state of being when dealing with a teenager (who may also be irritable and irrational).
Easier said than done, of course (like most parenting advice). I think back to how my Mom worked long hours at her job when I was a teenager. I know she never got enough sleep at night; and she still had to deal with my mood swings.
What is your ideal number of sleep hours? Share in the comments.