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Is over sleeping bad for the brain and keeping fit etc.

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery

In brief: Tough question

This is a difficult question and often is debated.
If you are 12, it is generally acceptable to sleep a lot as the theory is that the brain is still developing and needing time to " rest" and develop synaspes and myelin. Finally, oversleeping is a relative term. You also want to make certain that there isn't some metabolic cause like hypoglycemia or hypothyroidism.

In brief: Tough question

This is a difficult question and often is debated.
If you are 12, it is generally acceptable to sleep a lot as the theory is that the brain is still developing and needing time to " rest" and develop synaspes and myelin. Finally, oversleeping is a relative term. You also want to make certain that there isn't some metabolic cause like hypoglycemia or hypothyroidism.
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