A 34-year-old female asked:
is it bad on your body to get only 6 or 7 hours of sleep at night?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ernest Fischer answered
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 need more sleep. One indication is if you sleep less on workdays then weekends, then you might be behind on sleep.
Answered on Sep 28, 2014
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