Sleep disorder for teen

Hi, a young boy of 16 ( tall n healthy) and in the middle of preparation for a highly competitive exam~ is facing sleep disorder. Unable to sleep at night till early morning which makes him dizzy thru the day affecting ability to concentrate n it becomes a sort of vicious circle. Sometimes sleepy thru day and v tired.
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More details are needed to ascertain the cause. But I feel that the cause of this sleep problem is due to poor sleep hygeine. Is he drinking a lot of tea or coffee during the day to stay awake?
Follow the following sleep hygeine measures to break the vicious cycle :
Avoid daytime naps.
Avoid tea, cofee, caffeinated drinks and colas after 5 pm
Avoid screen time (TV, mobile,computer) just before sleep.
Daytime physical exercise.
Use the bed only to sleep.
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