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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is to much sleep bad?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 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 27 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
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
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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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can sleeping too much be bad for you?

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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It depends: It depends on may things: 1) what do you mean by too much? 2) how does sleeping interfere with your life? 3) what is causing the increased sleep [eg, depression, anxiety, medical problem, medication side effect, drug or alcohol problem, social stresses....]. It sounds like it would be good to get a medical evaluation. Your doctor can suggest next steps. Hope this answer helped.

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