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is it ok to sleep just 6 hours each night

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep schedule: Ten pm is a good time if that fits your schedule. Try to get 8-10 hours sleep per night.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Feed on demand: Feed him on demand. Don't think that by waking him every three hours during the day that he will sleep through the night. He should be able to sleep t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Probably: I don't think anyone really knows how long we need to sleep. If you aren't falling asleep during the day, feeling tired, etc. Then it is probably fi ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Not enough sleep: Talk to your doctor about this & see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
31 years experience Sleep Medicine
At least 8 hrs sleep: Timing becomes important to remain in line with the rest of the world. So you can make to and keep your appointments and meet deadlines. Sleeping at a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
You get a pass 4 1x: Interesting question. It could be something physical such as something that you ate. Or it could be something psychological of which you are not aware ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes it is ok: Perfectly ok. It is not unusual for an infant to wake up after a period of sleep, eat, and then return to sleep. With regard to how much she drinks, m ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
7-8 hours of sleep: 6 hours of sleep may not be enough for most adults. 7-8 hrs of sleep per day averaged over several weeks is considered adequate.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: Average sleep requirements tend to be 7-7.5 hrs, but this is average and not everyone is the same. 6 hrs seems slow. Your body will tell you if you ne ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
A young adult needs : 7 1/2- 9 hours of sleep/night. If it takes you > 1/2 hour to fall asleep, take a sleep log to a visit with your doctor. If sleep hygiene measures ... Read More
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