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Ashburn, VA
A 25-year-old male asked:

Is there a different between continuous sleep (6 hours straight) and divided sleep (3 hour nap plus 3 hour at night)

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: The most healthy sleep pattern is 6.5 to 7.5 hours uninterrupted. It is during sleep that the body heals and makes most of your hormones. Studies indicate that less than 6.5 or more than 8 hours of sleep are detrimental to your health.

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