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How long the 20 years old adult need to sleep every night ? 6-8 hours is enough?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
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 don't work, seek referrals for an overnight sleep study for medical diagnosis, a psychiatrist to rule out an anxiety disorder or depression & a psychologist for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. See http://m.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/sleeping

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Last updated Feb 22, 2015

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