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Is it bad for students sleep to take 2 hour naps every day?

Is it bad for students sleep to take 2 hour naps every day?

Yes and NO: It suggests the student is not getting enough sleep at night. Sleep is very important to perform well in the day time. When you require naps it is probably due to poor sleep. About 9 hours is a good amount of sleep every night. If he is getting 9 hours then the quality of sleep may be a problem. Talk with your doctor about sleep problems, may need sleep study. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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I need to take at least two naps a day after getting 8 hours of sleep a night. What's wrong?

I need to take at least two naps a day after getting 8 hours of sleep a night. What's wrong?

Possibly sleep apnea: Sounds like you're not getting a good night's sleep. Have there been events in your life that have disturbed your normal routine: stress, death, illness, etc? One other possibility is that you may be suffering from sleep apnea where for some reason your airflow is being cut off & you're waking up periodically throughout the night, which would interfere with getting a good night's rest. Check w/ md. ...Read more

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My grandma has been sleeping a lot. She gets up around 5 am every morning and takes occasional naps throughout the day and is falling asleep by 8?

My grandma has been sleeping a lot. She gets up around 5 am every morning and takes occasional naps throughout the day and is falling asleep by 8?

Remember: Fatigue and "sleeping a lot" are very nonspecific symptoms, with many causes. If you are worried about her, you should make sure this issue is reviewed with her primary care doctor so that a reasonable evaluation can be undertaken. ...Read more

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I can sleep through the night fine. But if I try to take a nap during the day I get a bad headache. Why is this?

I can sleep through the night fine. But if I try to take a nap during the day I get a bad headache. Why is this?

Avoid Naps: If you can't sleep through the night, it is best to avoid naps. Your goal is to regulate your night time sleep, instead of playing nap catch up. Try to set a regular wake time and get out of bed after 20 mins of tossing and turning. I have more sleep tips in my feed or look up healthy sleep habits. Consult w/ your doc about the headaches. ...Read more

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My teenage daughter is tired every morning even after 14 hrs and takes naps after that much sleep. Has no illness but stays up late & gets up late?

My teenage daughter is tired every morning even after 14 hrs and takes naps after that much sleep.  Has no illness but stays up late & gets up late?

Change sleep pattern: Your daughter needs to change her time of sleep .She may not be actually sleeping enough and feels tired .She may start going to sleep by 8-9 p.m.and get up at 6-7 a.m.so she gets9-10 hours sleep ,then she will feel fresh . Make it sure T.V.is off in her room and may have to cut down telephone talk late at night.She may have little nap if she wants. ...Read more

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I have a 19 month old ... He used to be two napper but now he does not take one nap .. He sleep in my lap but when I put him jn crib he wakes up?

I have a 19 month old ... He used to be two napper but now he does not take one nap .. He sleep in my lap but when I put him jn crib he wakes up?

Habit: Your child has learned that his favorite place to fall asleep is while you hold him. When babies are little, many parents rock them to sleep. Over time this becomes their signal to relax. When you place him in his crib he sense it's not your lap and cannot relax. When he looks sleep put in crib - he may fuss for awhile but let him learn to fall asleep in there. ...Read more

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19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?

19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?

Narcolepsy requires: a comprehensive medical history, + physical & neurological exams to diagnose. A polysomnogram (overnight sleep study) & a daytime multiple sleep latency test are needed to diagnose sleep apnea. Other causes & tests for them are on www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy.htm. See your primary MD for evaluation & referrals for needed studies & specialists. ...Read more

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Bad sleep and migraines every day for weeks. I either sleep 13 hours at a time or can't fall asleep.What's wrong with me? It's driving me crazy.

Bad sleep and migraines every day for weeks. I either sleep 13 hours at a time or can't fall asleep.What's wrong  with me? It's driving me crazy.

Migraines: Neuro.: You need to see a migraine specialist/ neurologist asap. You need to get the migraines controlled first and then you can work on any remaining sleep issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

Naps (Definition)

Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of ...Read more