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A 18-year-old male asked:

18/m. i feel drowsy all day, esp afternoon. i don't smoke/drink/do drugs. jog 5k 4-5days a week. i eat 3 meals a day, little/no sugar.sleeping 6-7h/day

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Dr. Lin Zhang
Neurology 38 years experience
Sleep: At your age, the average number of hours of sleep needed is 8-9. So try to sleep longer first. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a work up looking into the possibility of sleep disorders, metabolic disorders, and pulmonary problems.
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