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Is to much sleep bad?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

All depends on why you sleep a lot. If it is because of abnormal fatigue, get help. There is a statisstical relationship between under 6 and over 8 hours of sleep with shortened life span.

Answered Jul 7, 2014

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Dr. Ravi Chand answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Most studies show sleep requirement is between 6 to 8 hours, more or less causes morbidity or mortality as long as you average this amount and feel refreshed you should be fine.

Answered Jul 7, 2014

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Dr. Donald Jacobson answered

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Just as too little sleep is bad for you, too much sleep can be bad for you as well. At your age 9 1/4 hours of sleep are recommended. I am including a link you may be interested in: sleep for teenagers - national sleep foundation www.Sleepfoundation.Org/article/sleep-topics/teens-and-sleep‎.

Answered Sep 12, 2014

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