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A 17-year-old female asked:

is it bad to sleep late like 5am then wake up late like 3pm even though i have enough sleep is this bad for my health?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Less than ideal: The problem with sleeping late is that you alter your circadian(sleep wake cycles) so that you will habituate your body to that particular cycle - at least if you do this consistently. If you do this intermittently, the quality of your sleep will be less than optimal and could make it difficult to sleep during more "regular" times. Remember poor sleep habits can significantly affect your health.
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Sleep pattern: Sounds like you may have a disturbed sleep cycle. If continued it may cause other problems for you socially and personally. Over sleeping may be a sign of depression, excess inactivity or anxiety. Talk to your parents and your doctor about whats bothering you.

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