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What are the benefits of a good nights sleep?
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Normal energy
Sleep is essential as we all know.
We are still not sure what it does, but it is clearly to do with restoration of cellular energy. An important part of a roughly 90 minute sleep cycle is rem sleep when we dream. Hence, dreaming is a good way to know that you are having normal sleep. Sleeping for 6 to 8 hours correlates with longevity. Less or more on a regular basis shortens life.

In brief: Normal energy
Sleep is essential as we all know.
We are still not sure what it does, but it is clearly to do with restoration of cellular energy. An important part of a roughly 90 minute sleep cycle is rem sleep when we dream. Hence, dreaming is a good way to know that you are having normal sleep. Sleeping for 6 to 8 hours correlates with longevity. Less or more on a regular basis shortens life.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Sleep Deprivation
Sleep deprivation can cause damage to your body in the short term. Over time, it can lead to chronic health problems and negatively impact your quality of life.
16 Effects of Sleep Deprivation: http://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body

In brief: Sleep Deprivation
Sleep deprivation can cause damage to your body in the short term. Over time, it can lead to chronic health problems and negatively impact your quality of life.
16 Effects of Sleep Deprivation: http://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body
Dr. Stephen Pool
Dr. Stephen Pool
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