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If you cut back your sleep by one hour, will you body adjust?
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology
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In brief: No
An occasional short night sleep does not affect you health.
However, a chronic, constant sleep deprivation of one hour leads to 30h (>1day!) missed restorative night time sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attacks and early death.

In brief: No
An occasional short night sleep does not affect you health.
However, a chronic, constant sleep deprivation of one hour leads to 30h (>1day!) missed restorative night time sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attacks and early death.
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
In brief: No
If you are sleeping the amount your body needs for your age and then cut back you will have sleep deprivation that is a bad thing to have.

In brief: No
If you are sleeping the amount your body needs for your age and then cut back you will have sleep deprivation that is a bad thing to have.
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
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