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I sleep too often?

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Tim Markman
General Practice
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In brief: Normal variation

There is a great deal of variation in the amount of sleep individuals require, including variation by age.
If you are able to sleep through the night and wake up feeling rested, sleeping more than you feel is normal may not be a problem. If you are not able to get enough sleep, or feel tired throughout the day, consult a physician as you may not be sleeping well during the night.

In brief: Normal variation

There is a great deal of variation in the amount of sleep individuals require, including variation by age.
If you are able to sleep through the night and wake up feeling rested, sleeping more than you feel is normal may not be a problem. If you are not able to get enough sleep, or feel tired throughout the day, consult a physician as you may not be sleeping well during the night.
Tim Markman
Tim Markman
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Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
age, medications, baseline needs, hard wire of brain, other medical condition, other psychiatric conditions all play a role in this as well as intrinsic sleep conditions like narcolepsy or sleep apnea.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Hypersomnia

Sleeping too much is a relative concept.
But it you require far more than most people of sleep on a regular basis - would consider medical work up. This may include sleep medicine consultation and sleep study.

In brief: Hypersomnia

Sleeping too much is a relative concept.
But it you require far more than most people of sleep on a regular basis - would consider medical work up. This may include sleep medicine consultation and sleep study.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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