A 31-year-old male asked:
is it possible to sleep too much at night for an average healthy adult?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Average 7 hrs: Average adult sleep is about 7 hrs. You can sleep as much as you want, as long as it doesn't bother you.
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Family Medicine 24 years experience
Sleep: All adults should get a minimal of 6 hours of sleep nightly but 7 to 8 hours of sleep is recommended. There is increasing evidence that people that sleep more than 10 hours are at increased risk for alzheimer's and parkinson's disease. So get 6 to 8 hrs sleep but get out of bed after 10 hrs.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2015
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