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is it normal for a 20 year old woman to sleep an average of 10 hours a day?

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Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 38 years experience
Could be.: There are the so-called "short sleepers" who need less than 5 hours of nightly sleep to function normally. There are the so-called "long sleepers" who need more than 10 hours of sleep. Both are considered variants of the normal. Most of adults will be somewhere in between: needing 5-10 hours of sleep. Hope, this 20 year old functions normally during the day after 10 hours of sleep.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Can be: The average person should sleep 8 hours. Since its an average, some people sleep less and some more. As long as you feel well and refreshed after you wake up, then it's probably fine.

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My woman is feeling tired and want feeling like sleeping during the day whilst she's at work.?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Sleep study: She should see a doctor. The doctor needs a history and exam to determine if she is tired because of not sleeping or some other issues. They may have her take a sleep study to determine if there is a problem with sleep or other tests to rule out chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.

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