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Sleep Sacks For Adults
Typically no: You should strive for 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Some people rarely can go with 4-5 hours of sleep per night and have no problems, but typically shortened and even prolonged sleep is associated with health complications long term that cam affect the heart and brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep: All adults should get a minimal of 6 hours of sleep nightly but 7 to 8 hours of sleep is recommended. There is increasing evidence that people that sleep more than 10 hours are at increased risk for alzheimer's and parkinson's disease. So get 6 to 8 hrs sleep but get out of bed after 10 hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everyone's different: There are no hard-fast rules that apply to everyone, but generally sleep requirements decrease with age. A baby may require 20 hours/day whereas a senior citizen may require 6. Of course activity (physical and mental), growth, and any medical problems need to be considered, generally, a preteen may require 10-11, teen 9-10, adult 8-9, senior 6-9. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you sleep on your back when you're a baby, are you more likely to sleep on your back when you're an adult?
A young adult needs : 7 1/2- 9 hours of sleep/night. If it takes you > 1/2 hour to fall asleep, take a sleep log to a visit with your doctor. If sleep hygiene measures don't work, seek referrals for an overnight sleep study for medical diagnosis, a psychiatrist to rule out an anxiety disorder or depression & a psychologist for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. See http://m.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/sleeping ...Read more
Anxiety: Anxiety is a powerful thing that can get you scared over anything. Sudden adult death is very rare and nothing you should be afraid of. You need your sleep to function well. Speak to a therapist to guide you and teach you relaxation techniques to help you. Or follow up with your doc who prescribes your meds, they might need to be tweaked. Take deep breath and try to relax. ...Read more
Are 7-8 hours of sleep per night enough sometimes I get 9 I'm an adult. Is that a healthy amount or do I need 10-12?
Depends.: It depends on the type of noise. It could be normal dreams, sinus problem or people with obstructive sleep apnea will make noises, gasping for air as they have a very difficult time breathing or inhaling enough throughout the night. This is a serious medical condition that should be determined and addressed appropriately as this places extreme stress on the body. See a physician for evaluation. ...Read more
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