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A 18-year-old female asked:

is to much sleep bad?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Probably not: 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.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sleep: 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.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: 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.

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Is co-sleeping a good idea?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: The medical community is pretty united that, under the age of 1 year, this is dangerous and should be avoided. The data is pretty clear that this creates sleep conditions that often turn deadly for children. I personally sit on a pediatric death review board we have 5-10 deaths each month from co-bedding incidents. Some groups strongly advocate it however and claim it should be a choice.
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Is co-sleeping safe?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: It is actually a major risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome, not to mention rollover suffocation.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can getting too much sleep be as bad for your health as getting too little of it?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in adults provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps prevent tissue and organ breakdown. It may be that you have a sleep disorder preventing this level of sleep.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could remember, I have slept for 11-14 hours straight every, and what is bad about sleeping so much?

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Sleep Medicine 13 years experience
Hypersomnia: Prolonged sleeping at night may point to underlying sleep, neurological, as well as other medical issues. For example, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and even restless legs syndrome may cause prolonged sleeping patterns. It is recommended to seek advice of a sleep medicine specialist, and depending on other symptoms the cause of the prolonged sleeping can be figured out. Hope that helps!
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A 24-year-old female asked:

I sweat horribly in my sleep, bad enough that I wake up drenched. For the past year, my sweat reaks like vinegar. Why so much sweat? And the smell??

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Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 37 years experience
More detail needed..: There are so many variables... what is the air temp of yoursleeping area, what type of bed covers, what is your diet, what is your BMI, what other medicines, what other health issues? The odor could be the result of skin bacteria working on sweat chemicals. Sweatting is also a way the body can rid itself of toxins, hence the value of sauna therapy for detoxification. Consult with a Endocrinologist

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