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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Feel So Crappy After 5 Hours Of Sleep Is That Not Enough Sleep

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Can five hours of sleep every night harm you?

Can five hours of sleep every night harm you?

Yes but: There are a few people who naturally need very little sleep. But for most of us sleep deprivation, especially if it is chronic is associated with psychological problem, sometimes severe, and produces chronic stress that, for example, increases the risk of heart disease. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How do I stop my internal clock from waking me up consistently after 5 hours of sleep?

How do I stop my internal clock from waking me up consistently after 5 hours of sleep?

Sleep hygiene.: To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. Sleep six to nine hours nightly. ...Read more

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What to do if only getting 5 hours of sleep?

What to do if only getting 5 hours of sleep?

You need more: Most of the people need 7-8 hours of sleep to feel refreshed and rested during the daytime, however, some people are short sleeper and need only 5-6 hours of sleep and some people are longer sleeper and need 9-10 hours of sleep to feel refreshed during the daytime, therefore if you feel rested with 5 hours of sleep, it should not be any problem. ...Read more

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What happens if you only get 2 to 5 hours of sleep a night?

What happens if you only get 2 to 5 hours of sleep a night?

Many bad things: In a nutshell, many harmful things. Aside from being tired, less alert , and likely cranky, other things happen. Your body has not had time to repair and rest. The growth hormone level will be a mess, as well as much of your bodies other chemistries. You will gain weight and the chances of making errors in things requiring concentration and reflexes will increase. Your immunity will decrease. ETC. ...Read more

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Can I get by with 5 hours of sleep per night?

Can I get by with 5 hours of sleep per night?

No: Generally the ideal amount of sleep is felt to be 7 hours, with a range of 6-8 hours. There is good evidence that sleeping only 5 hours a night is bad for health. Sleep deprivation can lead to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, depression and possibly shortened life span. It also impairs mental performance. For more patient information see: http://bit.ly/1JojUIM and http://bit.ly/1BiyDDl ...Read more

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I've only been getting 5 hours of sleep. How can I sleep more?

I've only been getting 5 hours of sleep. How can I sleep more?

Different Factors: It depends on what causes you to only get 5 hours. Are you going to be late or just waking up early? Is there anything in your environment that's causing you discomfort or waking you up? Have you been screened for possible sleep apnea? ...Read more

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Is 5 hours of sleep enough for an adult of age between 25 to 35?

Is 5 hours of sleep enough for an adult of age between 25 to 35?

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 more

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What to do if i could only get around 5 hours of sleep a day why?

What to do if i could only get around 5 hours of sleep a day why?

Nap during the day!: Interestingly, studies show that it is hard to catch up on sleep later, like the weekend and for most people 5 hours of sleep is not enough to get sufficient rest and recharge the body and mind. So, the best alternative is nap during the day, especially when you feel sleepy. A 20 minute nap (even if you don't sleep) is equivalent to about an hour of sleep at night. Go nap to feel better! ...Read more

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How can you work with an output of 100% with about 5 hours of sleep?

How can you work with an output of 100% with about 5 hours of sleep?

Maybe: Human growth hormone (hgh) is particularly released during delta phase of sleep, the deepest sleep level. Yet at you sex and age, you probably have completed physical growth and increasing sleep time will not further effect growth. Remember, it is not necessarily total sleep time but more so the quality and level of delta sleep levels that may be at play. ...Read more