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What to do if i could rarely sleep, and when i do i only get about one or two hours of it, but my question is, can less sleep lower your life span?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes.: There are many bad health consequences of chronic sleep deprivation, and early demise is one of them. Get six to nine hours nightly on a regular schedule.

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