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I pulled an all nighter on sunday and have been sleeping more than normal (8 hours) the last couple days but am still exhausted. Mono or REM rebound?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sleep debt
When we pull all nighters, we build up a sleep debt that can sometimes take weeks to "pay off".
Unless you're having fever, major sore throat, and other symptoms of a cold - you probably don't have mono. Keeping getting your 8 hours of sleep, avoid alcohol and get daily aerobic exercise. You'll start feeling better soon!

In brief: Sleep debt
When we pull all nighters, we build up a sleep debt that can sometimes take weeks to "pay off".
Unless you're having fever, major sore throat, and other symptoms of a cold - you probably don't have mono. Keeping getting your 8 hours of sleep, avoid alcohol and get daily aerobic exercise. You'll start feeling better soon!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Sleep debt
Your brain keeps track of your sleep debt and will want to make it up.
Many americans have dozens of hours of sleep debt collected which is why when you sleep in on the weekend you may not wake up refreshed - you only payed back a portion of your sleep debt. The average sleep required is 8 hours and 10 minutes. Some need more and some get by with less.

In brief: Sleep debt
Your brain keeps track of your sleep debt and will want to make it up.
Many americans have dozens of hours of sleep debt collected which is why when you sleep in on the weekend you may not wake up refreshed - you only payed back a portion of your sleep debt. The average sleep required is 8 hours and 10 minutes. Some need more and some get by with less.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
You have indeed incurred a lot of sleep debt, and you may need several days to make it up. At first, you make up the REM sleep you lost, so you may have vivid dreams the first night of recovery. But then, later, you usually make up the remaining stages.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Could be
After any period of sleep deprivation, your body is going to make up the sleep that was lost.
It does this both by sleeping more and making up the various stages that were lost. In the beginning, you do get a rebound of rem sleep. Then, you make up deep sleep and other stages. But, you should return to normal after a few days.

In brief: Could be
After any period of sleep deprivation, your body is going to make up the sleep that was lost.
It does this both by sleeping more and making up the various stages that were lost. In the beginning, you do get a rebound of rem sleep. Then, you make up deep sleep and other stages. But, you should return to normal after a few days.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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