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A Good Night's Sleep

answered 10:04 PM EST, Wed June 12, 2013
anonymous anonymous
For good mental health does it matter what hours you sleep in a day or just how many hours you sleep in a day. What I mean, is it better to say sleep from 10 at night to 6 in the morning than to sleep from 3 in the morning to 11 in the morning?

David Johnson Says...

A good night sleep is like most anything else, it depends on whether it meets your needs. I wonder why you're asking? Are you getting complaints from your family, arriving late at work, over tired when you need to be awake? Can your schedule accommodate a "night owl" schedule? If you or someone else sees a problem, listen up.
I know of a number of young people who stay up late playing computer games. Spending  many hours a day doing anything that is not productive has consequences, if only that it creates a habit of expecting a lot of leisure time. Computer games have a long history of getting in the way of relationships, work, and school.
If there are no consequences to your late night to late morning sleeping habits, then you are probably doing just fine.
If you have more to ask, leave a comment to create a thread for your question. Have a good nights (mornings) sleep!

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