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Can an elderly person try polyphasic sleeping, would it be healthy?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep

Elderly people need the same amount of sleep in 24 hours just as normal adults.
Although they have more altered homeostatic and circadian drives due to multiple factors. Not sure what the term polyphasic refers to exactly.

In brief: Sleep

Elderly people need the same amount of sleep in 24 hours just as normal adults.
Although they have more altered homeostatic and circadian drives due to multiple factors. Not sure what the term polyphasic refers to exactly.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Should not

Elderly people have reduced sleep hours, are more likely to have irregular sleep cycles due to other medical conditions.
Polyphasic sleep can induce confusion, hallucination, increased infection risk.

In brief: Should not

Elderly people have reduced sleep hours, are more likely to have irregular sleep cycles due to other medical conditions.
Polyphasic sleep can induce confusion, hallucination, increased infection risk.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Thank
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