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How much sleep do I need

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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8-10 hrs: however, very often easier said than done. I advise no TV or music at least 2 hours before bedtime, avoiding stimulants, aromatherapy, massage and yes... Read More
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
7-9 hours : The average adult needs 7-9 hours each night. Judge your more precise amount based on your falling asleep, waking without alarms and fatigue patterns.... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
8-10 hours: You are stiill growing and sleep has something todo with energy required for that growth.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No < 9 hours: During the growing years a teen needs 9 or more hours of sleep per 24 hrs. Growth spurts and physically demanding activities can add to the need. Fai... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends on WHAT?: You don't state what you are recovering from. Most people need 7-8 hours a night of sleep. Some more, some less. Most reading I have done, recommen... Read More
Dr. Ty Endean
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: Most people need 6-8 hours of restful sleep to recover.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
A good 8 hours: Getting 8 hours of sleep a night is a good thing. A person becomes well rested and less stressed. Many people eat or snack when under stress, so less ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Ideal sleep pattern: Ideally you should have 8-10 hours of sleep at night. You should try to go to sleep at the same hour and get up around the same time.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Most adults: Need 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep per night (some a little more, and some a little less). Go to bed earlier enough to insure that you get enough sleep. Ret... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Regular sleep: Try to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep per day....You'll need it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
8: 8 hours is the optimal amount of time recommended for you sleep each night. You can do with less but not the best.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends on: How long you have been taking it. Probably not. You just might have a few nights where you have trouble falling asleep it is short acting so you shou... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sleep: You need atleast 8 hours of sleep adult sleep needs are between 6 to 8 hours for most people.

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