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I'm a 20 year old girl, if I get 8-10 hours of sleep I'm tired, very tired. So I need about 11-12 hours a day. Is that bad?

even then if I get 11-12 hours a night by the evening I'm tired...

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Needing more sleep is not bad, within itself. When the body requires sleep, then it is making the necessary repairs to your system. This is common for a young woman, because they are not taught to properly care for their bodies.

There are many reasons that your body may be requiring long periods of rest. It may be improper diet. A proper diet will be different for everyone. You may need more exercise. It may be a bout of depression, in which a change in diet and exercise will definitely help with.

Best recommendation: Go see your doctor.

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The (Family Medicine) Doctor says: it could be low thyroid or low cortisol levels or Hypoglycemia (simple blood tests can confirm or rule these out.) If you are overweight or people say you snore, it could be sleep apnea. If you have a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in your neck and low grade temp (100.5 orally or less) it might be Mono or another virus like CMV. If it is new, comes with nausea, breast tenderness, and a late period, consider Pregnancy, Bristol. Some kids sleep as a form of procrastination ( "I WOULD do my Resume and get out looking for job if I wasn't so Tired!") Depression is also possible, as someone already said. I agree that exercise can help just about ANYthing, including Depression. Just remember to start slowly and increase gradually, please. Don't over-do it on 1st day, even if you used to run marathons. Slow and steadily will win this race. Stop exercise and see MD if it makes your tiredness worse (beyond the normal 1st day or three). A visit to the Doctor is (in my opinion) always a good place to start. Check you Health Insurance B4 you go as it's a new year, some plans have New Deductibles to be met, etc. It is best if there are no unpleasant surprises in the $ dept. Also check if labs are covered, if there is a separate Deductible for lab work, etc. Find out that Dr. AND Lab are"preferred providers" from your INS. And GET Names of anyone who tells you anything from INS. Co. They CAN'T be trusted!
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It's fine but if you are worried talk to your doctor.

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some people just need more sleep but i find if i sleep 10 hrs i fell bad all day but if i sleep just 7 i fell good all day i am 66 years old

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Being tired all the time could be hiding a problem with your thyroid. Check with your Dr. My wife did and she is taking meds now and it is working

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