A 19-year-old female asked:
how bad is it to only eat one meal a day and get about 5 hours of sleep each night?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Bad: I doubt you are taking in enough nutrition to in that one meal to meet all your needs. Most people need more than 5 hours of sleep. Good sleep is needed to rest and refresh and people need sleep to be mentally sharp. You won't be able to keep it up forever. You are putting your physical and mental health at risk.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay answered
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
In long-run? Unsusta: You r still young & so it may seem that this is normal to u. However, I suspect u will find that this pattern is unsustainable in the long-term. At some point you will build up a "sleep debt" and a caloric deficit. As u age u may find urself sleeping more, & eating more (even in that 1 meal). Those who eat 3x/day usually eat less overall than those who eat less frequently (but eat more per meal).
Answered on Jul 20, 2016
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Several blood transfusions due to low red blood avoiding another one how bad is it to have low red count very very short of breath with only a few steps
If i dont eat something every 2 to 3 hours a day i get a headache and feel tired is this normal or should i be concerned
Went to the er 5 days ago with severe pain in my ears they said it was a bad tooth i took the antibiotics and pain meds now it is hurting again 1 day after i stoped taking it what should i do
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!