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If my daughter is sleeping from the time she comes home from school (3:30) and sleeps right through until the next morning (7:15) should I be concernd?

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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Look into the cause

She should be screening for an under-active thyroid, anemia or other medical conditions with blood testing.
If all are normal, then sleep apnea should be considered. She may be getting a sufficient quantity of sleep, but lacking the quality. An overnight study is done to evaluate her sleep stages, leg movements, breathing, heart rate and oxygenation at night.

In brief: Look into the cause

She should be screening for an under-active thyroid, anemia or other medical conditions with blood testing.
If all are normal, then sleep apnea should be considered. She may be getting a sufficient quantity of sleep, but lacking the quality. An overnight study is done to evaluate her sleep stages, leg movements, breathing, heart rate and oxygenation at night.
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not normal

It's not normal to sleep this much for any age.
There might be something causing this and it's a good idea to see a doctor to get this evaluated.

In brief: Not normal

It's not normal to sleep this much for any age.
There might be something causing this and it's a good idea to see a doctor to get this evaluated.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seems excessive

17 hrs of sleep is considered excessive for anybody except newborns and infants.
A school age child can sleep 10 - 12 hrs easily. I would first talk to her, check for other issues, make sure she is not waking up at night. Then talk to her pediatrician for a thorough check. Is she taking any medications?

In brief: Seems excessive

17 hrs of sleep is considered excessive for anybody except newborns and infants.
A school age child can sleep 10 - 12 hrs easily. I would first talk to her, check for other issues, make sure she is not waking up at night. Then talk to her pediatrician for a thorough check. Is she taking any medications?
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