If You Sleep More Than 10 Hours a Day, It Might Be a Sign of a Problem

This condition can influence metabolism and make you need to power-sleep. Some studies suggest that hypothyroidism affects almost 5 percent of U.S. adults. It can be treated fairly easily with drugs.

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“What it depends on is: When they wake up, do they feel refreshed?” says Michael Breus, a psychologist in Arizona who specializes in sleep disorders. “If they do after sleeping nine hours, if they can work that into their schedule, I’m not sure I care. But if they’re waking up after nine hours and they don’t feel so hot, there’s something else going on” and it’s worth consulting a doctor.


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