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Cibolo, Texas
A 29-year-old female asked:

I have a friend that is getting 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night, but still wakes up sleepy the next day. what is the issue...why is he still tired?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
SLEEP: Is he obese, snorer, unhealthy bedtime snacker, smoker, excess alcohol drinking. A lot of factors, even depression, thyroid problems can trigger daytime tiredness despite appropriate amounts of sleep. Quality of sleep always trumps quantity...
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Last updated Apr 21, 2013


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