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    Sleep Disorders Overview

    Sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome, are common. Good sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight.

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    Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

    The amount of sleep a person needs depends on many factors, including age. For example, in general:

    • Infants require about 14-15 hours a day.
    • Teenagers need about 8.5-9.5 hours on average.
    • Most adults need 7 to 9 hours a night for the best amount of sleep, although some people may need as few as 6 hours or as many as 10 hours of sleep each day.
    • Women in the first 3 months of pregnancy often need several more hours of sleep than usual.

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