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how much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Individual,age: The older the person the less need for sleep, but 6, 5 hours is probably minimum--teen ager need close to 8 hr, younger age need more--male seniors start needing less sleep.

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Do I have psychomotor retardation if I can't type fast when sleepy?

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What are some things I can do to make it easier to sleep at night?

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