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How much sleep can you lose without throwing off your circadian rhythm?
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Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
In brief: irrelevant
Sleep loss and circadian rhythm are unrelated in some ways.
If you loose sleep you loose sleep and this will not affect the rhythm . If you affect the rhythm by phase shift usually you loose sleep as well.

In brief: irrelevant
Sleep loss and circadian rhythm are unrelated in some ways.
If you loose sleep you loose sleep and this will not affect the rhythm . If you affect the rhythm by phase shift usually you loose sleep as well.
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
In brief: Sleep and circadian
Circadian rhythm is about light/dark timing and the 24 cycle that human beings use to entrain this system. If sleep restriction is thrown in to compound this issue, can create some issues.
In general somewhere as little as 4 hours and as much as 12 hours can throw off our usual cycle depending on when this change occurs. For example waking up 3am (usually dark) and then expecting bedtime 11pm.

In brief: Sleep and circadian
Circadian rhythm is about light/dark timing and the 24 cycle that human beings use to entrain this system. If sleep restriction is thrown in to compound this issue, can create some issues.
In general somewhere as little as 4 hours and as much as 12 hours can throw off our usual cycle depending on when this change occurs. For example waking up 3am (usually dark) and then expecting bedtime 11pm.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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