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A 40-year-old member asked:

How much sleep do i need per night to manage my weight?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
A good 8 hours: Getting 8 hours of sleep a night is a good thing. A person becomes well rested and less stressed. Many people eat or snack when under stress, so less stress can lead to fewer calories eaten. When people try to stay up to study or work, they often eat or drink to keep themselves stimulated and alert... leading to more calories eaten. Staying up watching TV and eating popcorn also adds calories!
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
Prosthodontics 36 years experience
8 hours or more: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body ( high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. Good sleeping habits allow your body to function at its peak and burn calories efficiently.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How much sleep does the average person need per a night?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Leaderman
Periodontics 50 years experience
No "magic number": There is no "magic number." not only do different age groups need different amounts of sleep, but sleep needs are also individual. The average person may need 6 - 8 hours per night.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Was wondering how much sleep should I get per night?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
8 hrs: The most common recommended amount is at least 8 hours. Studies are being done about too much sleep (over 8-9 hrs) and any negative effects it might have. 8 is the number.
Last updated Dec 15, 2014


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