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A 49-year-old member asked:

I sleep too often?

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Dr. Tim Markman
Dr. Tim Markmananswered
General Practice 74 years experience
Normal variation: There is a great deal of variation in the amount of sleep individuals require, including variation by age. If you are able to sleep through the night and wake up feeling rested, sleeping more than you feel is normal may not be a problem. If you are not able to get enough sleep, or feel tired throughout the day, consult a physician as you may not be sleeping well during the night.
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
Sleep Medicine 10 years experience
age, medications, baseline needs, hard wire of brain, other medical condition, other psychiatric conditions all play a role in this as well as intrinsic sleep conditions like narcolepsy or sleep apnea.
Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hypersomnia: Sleeping too much is a relative concept. But it you require far more than most people of sleep on a regular basis - would consider medical work up. This may include sleep medicine consultation and sleep study.

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