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Is oversleeping bad for you 10or more hours per night?

Is oversleeping bad for you 10or more hours per night?

Yes: Base of the research the good sleep for adult is 7 hours less than that or more than that increase mortality. ...Read more

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I sleep for about 2-5 hours each night and no matter whatnotice my tiredness. Is 5 hours a night enough sleep?

I sleep for about 2-5 hours each night and no matter whatnotice my tiredness. Is 5 hours a night enough sleep?

It may be enough: Some people are 'short sleepers' who require little sleep but still function well - if you feel good on 5 hours then you may be one of those people and there is no issue with it. ...Read more

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Is it bad for me to sleep late even if I get at least around 7 hours of sleep daily?

Is it bad for me to sleep late even if I get at least around 7 hours of sleep daily?

Healthy sleep patern: The best sleep is at night as light, noise and temperature all have an impact on quality of sleep, studies now show importance of quality sleep for memory, attention span and overall ability to function while awake as well as body weight. ...Read more

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For early morning insomnia, should I take something long-acting at bedtime every night or something short-acting when needed (about 50% of nights)?

For early morning insomnia, should I take something long-acting at bedtime every night or something short-acting when needed (about 50% of nights)?

Drugs are not the: Best first-line solution and should be avoided for chronic use. Many rx "sleep" medications have been shown to disrupt normal brainwave activity with long-term use that can cause patients to experience drug-related sleep disruption. Detox w/ md. Exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, quiet mind activity w/ music, good diet & humor, watch sunrise/sunsets. Avoid stimulants, alcohol & nicotine. ...Read more

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What if i sleep 6 hours per night but i sleep moreover 1-2 hours at evening is any problem?

What if i sleep 6 hours per night but i sleep moreover 1-2 hours at evening is any problem?

No, that : Should not pose a problem. You will be getting the necessary 7 to 8 hours of sleep per day. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How bad is it to only eat one meal a day and get about 5 hours of sleep each night?

How bad is it to only eat one meal a day and get about 5 hours of sleep each night?

Bad: I doubt you are taking in enough nutrition to in that one meal to meet all your needs. Most people need more than 5 hours of sleep. Good sleep is needed to rest and refresh and people need sleep to be mentally sharp. You won't be able to keep it up forever. You are putting your physical and mental health at risk. ...Read more

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Is oversleeping past noon bad for you?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is oversleeping past noon bad for you?

Sleep: If it affects your nighttime sleep, yes. ...Read more

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When it's recommended that people get eight hours of sleep, is that supposed to be uninterrupted sleep? I wake two or three times a night. Thx.

When it's recommended that people get eight hours of sleep,  is that supposed to be uninterrupted sleep?  I wake two or three times a night.  Thx.

No: Most people don't sleep a full eight hours without interruption, especially after age 50. Waking to urinate is very common, especially in men due to prostate enlargement; but it is also common in women. Some awakenings are caused by pain, if this is the case, a dose of Acetaminophen at bedtime may make this less likely. If you fall asleep quickly after you wake, no problem. ...Read more

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Can sleeping too much be harmful? During school holidays, I can sleep at least 10 hours every night. Is it normal?

Can sleeping too much be harmful? During school holidays, I can sleep at least 10 hours every night. Is it normal?

May be, may be not.: You may be one of the so-called "long sleepers" which is considered a normal variant, or you may be "catching up" on volitional sleep deprivation (not giving yourself enough sleep) during the school nights. ...Read more

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Is using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to go to sleep bad for you? Is it better or worse than ambien?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Is using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to go to sleep bad for you? Is it better or worse than ambien?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) vs ambien: If you can do without neither, would be better, or use only short term. Both can cause tolerance (you need more to get the same effect), so better start with the lowest dose, but ambien has an abuse potential, it is a scheduled drug while benadryl (diphenhydramine) is OTC. Try sleep hygiene: go to bed early at a fixed time, avoid internet, tv, smart phones before bedtime, have a cool quiet bedroom, good luck ...Read more

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I have difficulty sleeping. I get sleep at 4am every night and I'm thinking of taking melatonin. Is it safe and how much should one take? Thank you!

I have difficulty sleeping. I get sleep at 4am every night and I'm thinking of taking melatonin. Is it safe and how much should one take? Thank you!

Melatonin is: relatively safe compared with other sleep aids. I hope you do more than take a sleeping pill (you also need to do some "detective work" to figure out why you awaken so early. Its best to fix underlying problems. ...Read more

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Why is it i feel more alive & awake at night then the day. Day i'm sluggish. Night i'm wide awake. Appetite better at nigh. Also don't sleep well.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Why is it i feel more alive & awake at night then the day. Day i'm sluggish. Night i'm wide awake. Appetite better at nigh. Also don't sleep well.

Anxiety disorder : Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, appetite changes, palpitations, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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I sleep for 7 hours each night. I need to sleep another few hours during the day. Is this normal? This is a recent problem.

I sleep for 7 hours each night. I need to sleep another few hours during the day. Is this normal?  This is a recent problem.

Sleep: No this is not normal. Are you taking any meds that could have this as a side effect? Do you snore, perhaps you have sleep apnea. This needs to be discussed with your physician soon. ...Read more

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I take .5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) a couple times a week at night for insomnia. Would it be habit forming if I took it at night more often?

I take .5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) a couple times a week at night for insomnia. Would it be habit forming if I took it at night more often?

Depends: We each respond differently to habit forming drugs. Some ppl are biochemically more likely to become tolerant, and thus addicted to drugs such as ativan (lorazepam). Ativan (lorazepam) is in the benzodiazepine family - a strongly habit forming drug. Rather than taking it more often, i recommend exploring why you are having insomnia, and address the underlying issues first. Good sleep hygeine and stress reduction may help. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling less drowsy and more awake when i sleep for like 6 hours rather than a full 10 hour sleep. Why is that?

What to do if I am feeling less drowsy and more awake when i sleep for like 6 hours rather than a full 10 hour sleep. Why is that?

Too much sleep.: At times, too much sleep can affect our energy level. I would suggest trying to sleep an average of 7-8 hours each night regularly and re-assess your fatigue and energy levels. It may be that your sleep hygiene habits are too sporadic. ...Read more

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Is oversleeping unhealthy? I am not tired if i sleep 7 hours a day, but it's become a habit to sleep 10 hours a day depending on my schedule!

I think so: Oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk of death. Researchers are careful to note, however, that two other factors -- depression and low socioeconomic status -- are strongly associated with oversleeping. ...Read more

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Suppose you always get 8 hours of sleep every day, but you sleep from 4 am until 12 noon. Is it bad for your health?

Sleep: Your body will adjust it's natural rhythm to the times you are sleeping if they stay consistent. Make sure that you are getting enough natural daylight to help with vitamin d (or take supplements). ...Read more