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A 18-year-old female asked:

how much weight can you loss in a night? i sleep for 9-11 hours a night

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 21 years experience
Not much: Less than a pound.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Weight: Assuming you have no health problems, zero to none.

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