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Do we really need to sleep a cetain number of hours at a time, or is it just personal choice?

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Dr. Ruchir Patel
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Ideal sleep duration

Yes, most adults should sleeping approximately 7 to 8 hours per night whether they are 21 years old or a 100 years old.
It is a myth that we need less sleep as we age. Furthermore, there is strong data indicating that individuals, regardless of their medical history, are at a 3x higher risk of mi, stroke, or angina if they sleep less than 7 hours per night.

In brief: Ideal sleep duration

Yes, most adults should sleeping approximately 7 to 8 hours per night whether they are 21 years old or a 100 years old.
It is a myth that we need less sleep as we age. Furthermore, there is strong data indicating that individuals, regardless of their medical history, are at a 3x higher risk of mi, stroke, or angina if they sleep less than 7 hours per night.
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