Chief of Urology and Director of Robotic Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center, Dr. Robert Mordkin surveys the nation's top doctors about men's health issues. Here, Mordkin talks to Dr. Amit Patel, a sleep specialist at the Pulmonary and Medical Associates in Arlington, Virginia, on getting a great night's rest.
Is there such a thing as too much sleep?
If we followed our natural cues for sleep, we would be getting adequate sleep. Sleep quality can be disturbed by many factors, including sleep apnea, underlying medical issues such as anemia or thyroid imbalance, and other factors such as chronic pains and depression. On the flip side, some people require excessive amounts of sleep and may have other sleep-related problems, including suffering from disorders such as narcolepsy.
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