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Is it normal for a 20 year old woman to sleep an average of 10 hours a day?

Is it normal for a 20 year old woman to sleep an average of 10 hours a day?

Can be: The average person should sleep 8 hours. Since its an average, some people sleep less and some more. As long as you feel well and refreshed after you wake up, then it's probably fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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'm a 20 years old female , I get sleepy very often even though I have enough sleep (more than 8 hours ), may I know why and what can I do?

? sleep disorder: Daytime sleepiness can be due to narcolepsy, or nitetime sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movements, if you have a sleep disorder. In some patients, the sleepy sensation may be associated with fatigue, or exhaustion, and this could be seen with anemias, thyroid problems, and even depression. This should be evaluated, as all of these problems can be fixed. ...Read more

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I was sleeping and then my whole body jerked suddenly and woke me up, what is it? Am 20yr old female, it's happened only occasionally over years.

I was sleeping and then my whole body jerked suddenly and woke me up, what is it? 

Am 20yr old female, it's happened only occasionally  over years.

Very Common : There are hallucinations i.E suddenly falling off the edge of something, more so upon sleeping than upon waking up. They are common with physical fatigue. Perfectly normal and happens to everyone of us on a regualr basis. Do not worry about this. They happen to me too. ...Read more

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Im 20 years old and at least twice a week I have a type of sleep paralysis except im not awake. I feel like someone is sitting on me and I can here mumbled voices i? Normally laying on my side and I heard sleep paralysis is when u lay on your back one ti

Im 20 years old and at least twice a week I have a type of sleep paralysis except im not awake.  I feel like someone is sitting on me and I can here mumbled voices i? Normally laying on my side and I heard sleep paralysis is when u lay on your back one ti

This is normal: Our bodies become paralyzed during dream sleep. This is to protect us from acting out our dreams. Some people have more dramatic reactions than others, it is normal to have an occasional episode of awareness during this dream state and realizing that you can not move. This usually clears quickly. The condition of narcolepsy can include these episodes as well as sleep attacks during the day. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep does an active 20 year old need?

How many hours of sleep does an active 20 year old need?

At least 7 hours: The average is between 6 to 8 hours and ideal is 7. But these are averages and there can be some variation. If you wake up feeling refreshed you should be ok. ...Read more

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What is a good sleep schedule for a 20 year old?

What is a good sleep schedule for a 20 year old?

Unnecessary: You don't need a schedule but the sleep requirement is different for everyone. The usual answer is 8 hours but there is a record of a woman that only required 1 hour. Winston churchill, edison and napoleon would sleep in 20 minute naps but they were exceptional people. If you do not get enough sleep you will experience fatigue too easily. ...Read more

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How much sleep should a 20 year old girl get?

How much sleep should a 20 year old girl get?

? growing?: During the growing years a teen needs 9 or more hours of sleep per 24 hrs. Growth spurts and physically demanding activities can add to the need. Failure to keep up with the sleep requirement can show up in a variety of ways. Poor academic performance in school, sleep walking, etc.Once you quit growing and have a stable schedule you can usually get by on 8. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamins for a 20 year old to take i can't sleep at night what's so ever and i always wake up with a stuffy nose?

What is the best vitamins for a 20 year old to take i can't sleep at night what's so ever and i always wake up with a stuffy nose?

Lousy diet: You have a mild form of dysautonomia. The congestion is because of changes in the control mechanisms in the lower brain that affect the balance of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Go to my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" the latest post is on child abuse but go to earlier posts that explain dysautonomia and its relationship with high calorie malnutrition. ...Read more