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Why Do I Feel So Crappy After 5 Hours Of Sleep Is That Not Enough 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For most, no: Ideal is about 7.5-8.5 for an adult ...Read more
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
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
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
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