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is 6 hours of sleep enough for an 18 year old

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Can be: Not everyone needs the beauty sleep of 8 hours....This is average....Which means many need less than 8. Some people can do 2-3 hours/day and are fine ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep 8-10 hrs : Getting to bed before midnight is helpful
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
8 hr minimum: The brain is still maturing until 22 or so in women and 25 in males. Sleep requirements vary with physical and mental activity as well as age, so more ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Always tired: There can be many reasons for that ; therefore, it is important to see u pcp for evaluation and work up. Good luck.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Why do you ask?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Can be.: Sleep needs vary markedly across individuals & over time for any individual. Some people do fine on 5 hours a night; others need 10 or more. If you ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep amounts: From 12 to 18 years old: 8 to 9 hours per day.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
# of naps: Many babies are transitioning there napping behavior around this time. As newborns they just sleep and eat. By two months have a couple of hours a day ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: Sleep deprivation can interfere with sexual functioning, as well as any foods, drugs or supplements taken to stay awake for prolonged periods of time. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience Pediatrics
Doesn't matter: Poor sleeping habits are a common problem in modern society and result in many health issues as we age. Childhood and teenage years are common beginn ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
At least 7 hours: The average is between 6 to 8 hours and ideal is 7. But these are averages and there can be some variation. If you wake up feeling refreshed you sh ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep: Your child should sleep for 16 hours and should take a nap.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No less than 9: The growing teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
8 hours is better: Most studies suggest that humans need approximately 8 hours of sleep per night for optimal function. This is true for teenagers too. But, good luck in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Alternatives: You have a sleep disordedr and Ambien (zolpidem) may not be the correct medicine. You should also have a formal sleep study and consult your physician ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
?sleep study?: I worry about sleep apnea(sa) if a kid is snoring at three, having pauses over 10sec between breaths, or seems excessively tired compared to his/her p ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
A young adult needs : 7 1/2- 9 hours of sleep/night. If it takes you > 1/2 hour to fall asleep, take a sleep log to a visit with your doctor. If sleep hygiene measures ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: For the 3 year old, 11-13 hours. For the 6 year old, 10-11 hours.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
37 years experience Sleep Medicine
Could be.: There are the so-called "short sleepers" who need less than 5 hours of nightly sleep to function normally. There are the so-called "long sleepers" who ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Anderson
27 years experience Child Psychiatry
Varies: On average adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Sleep is vitally important to healthy living so you should try to figure this out. It might be ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: 5000mg of vancomycin per day is usually way too much for someone weighing 42kg. Blood levels can help to determine the correct dose, and I suppose und ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Pre-teens: and Teens sleep a lot..."That's what they do"!(GEIKO eat your heart out) Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep Requirement: Is a very individual thing. Some people need 10-12 hours, where others can do very well with 5-6 hours. You need to determine the amount of sleep tha ... Read More

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