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Is it possible to sleep too much at night for an average healthy adult?

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Dr. Russell Sliker
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sleep

All adults should get a minimal of 6 hours of sleep nightly but 7 to 8 hours of sleep is recommended.
There is increasing evidence that people that sleep more than 10 hours are at increased risk for alzheimer's and parkinson's disease. So get 6 to 8 hrs sleep but get out of bed after 10 hrs.

In brief: Sleep

All adults should get a minimal of 6 hours of sleep nightly but 7 to 8 hours of sleep is recommended.
There is increasing evidence that people that sleep more than 10 hours are at increased risk for alzheimer's and parkinson's disease. So get 6 to 8 hrs sleep but get out of bed after 10 hrs.
Dr. Russell Sliker
Dr. Russell Sliker
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Average 7 hrs

Average adult sleep is about 7 hrs.
You can sleep as much as you want, as long as it doesn't bother you.

In brief: Average 7 hrs

Average adult sleep is about 7 hrs.
You can sleep as much as you want, as long as it doesn't bother you.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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