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A 18-year-old member asked:

im a college student and don't get much sleep, how do i know if im getting enough sleep?

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Dr. Nicole Bressler
Dr. Nicole Bressler answered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Signs of Poor Sleep: On average, you should be getting 6-8hr of sleep. Common signs of not getting enough sleep are waking up tired, feeling tired throughout the day, having trouble focusing, & getting sick more often (e.g., colds). Sleep is very important for brain function. Pulling an all nighter for a test may seem like a good idea, but lack of sleep makes it harder for your brain to retain & recall info.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Thank you, Nicole.
Feb 22, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep Deprived? : Symptoms of sleep deprivation can include irritability, feeling tired, poor concentration, decreased memory, changes in appetite, poorer ability to handle stress, lack of comprehension with social interactions. In severe cases it can lead to psychosis !

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A 20-year-old male asked:

I'm a college student and i feel as though I am always fatigued. I usually get 7-8 hours of sleep every night but still feel tired. What is the issue?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Can be many things: There are many causes of fatigue. Some of these causes can be depression, medications, poor diet, hormone issues (for example thyroid problems), low iron, low blood count etc. Please see a doctor for a full check up.

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