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A 16-year-old female asked:

At what time should i sleep? is there any recommended time of the night or should i just get minimum of 8 hours?

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Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 32 years experience
At least 8 hrs sleep: Timing becomes important to remain in line with the rest of the world. So you can make to and keep your appointments and meet deadlines. Sleeping at a stretch for 8 to 9 hrs at your age is more important. So keep a strict sleep/wake schedule and stick to it.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering what is the minimum recommended amount of hours of sleep?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends on the: Person's age. Babies need a great deal of sleep. Children need less then babies. Adults require less then children. It is recommended that adults aim for 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep per night. However, some individuals can tolerate considerably less sleep and still function well.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Only getting 3 hours of sleep at a time each night?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Why???: Need more info. Are you only sleeping 3 hours because you can't sleep more? Are you napping? How old are you? Lots of stress? Change in routine? Change in meds? Exercising late at night? Drinking more alcohol? Do you read or study or watch tv in bed?
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
in addition to Dr. Davis's questions- do you urinate more frequently that interrupting your sleep? , do you snore?do you stop breathing when you sleep? Discuss further with your MD.
May 25, 2012
A member asked:

Why am I tired all the time? I am tited all the time when I get at minimum 8 hours of sleep at night what could be the cause of me being tired all the time

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many causes: Many things can cause this - sleep apnea can make your sleep not productive, depression and other mood disorders can interrupt your sleep patterns. You really need to talk with your doctor, have an evaluation and posibly further tests.

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