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A 18-year-old male asked:

i work from 12 pm - 6 am what hours should i be sleeping in order to have a healthy sleep cycle? (please only post answers that are on topic) thanks

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Dr. A V
Dr. A Vanswered
Neurology 18 years experience
Sleep cycle: If you sleep the same hours daily then the sleep cycle will be normal. If you do shift work there may be some disruptions to the cycle but this is temporary. Get 7-8 hours per night and you'll be fine.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
I agree w' Dr Kumar: However, some people cannot adjust to night shifts, most people can but some people simply can not. Try sleeping the same times every day ; see if you adjust. If not you may have to consider alternative employment schedule.

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Last updated May 18, 2014

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