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Should I Be Worried If I Need It Least 12 Hours Of Sleep To Function Well
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It depends: We generally recommend for patients to aim for seven to eight hours of sleep a night and to evaluate how they feel. Sleep needs also vary between individuals, largely due to cultural and genetic differences. Some recent studies seem to suggest that 7 hours may be the optimal amount of time for sleep, but again this can vary. ...Read more
If i'm going to get 5-6 hours of sleep each night, what is the best way to make the most of that and ensure that i feel as well-rested as i can?
By getting the best: Quality of sleep possible. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on. ...Read more
Use good sleep: hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least. ...Read more
Not usually: Average of sleep we need as an adult is about 7-8 hours. There is a small portion of population who sleep much less, wake up refreshed and stay concentrated and functional during the day. They are called "short sleeper". All of studies reveals that people out of normal range of above mentioned average of sleep should expect shorter life expectancy. ...Read more