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How long can I survive on 1-4hrs of sleep per night? Only one night of 5 hrs in last 10.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See doc to

Determine cause of your insomnia & provide options for treatment.
May need sleep study to r/o sleep apnea. Keep sleep journal to help id cause: how much caffeine/nicotine; time of last meal; meds taken; time to bed; time awaken. Develop sleep regimen: no eating or tv in bed; comfortable temp, no bright lights after bedtime.

In brief: See doc to

Determine cause of your insomnia & provide options for treatment.
May need sleep study to r/o sleep apnea. Keep sleep journal to help id cause: how much caffeine/nicotine; time of last meal; meds taken; time to bed; time awaken. Develop sleep regimen: no eating or tv in bed; comfortable temp, no bright lights after bedtime.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep Deprivation

Periods of sleep deprivation are very common, due to stress, what you eat or drink just before bedtime, drugs you may be taking, and other causes.
Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss this and he may recommend a sleep aid for a short- term duraton to get you back on track.

In brief: Sleep Deprivation

Periods of sleep deprivation are very common, due to stress, what you eat or drink just before bedtime, drugs you may be taking, and other causes.
Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss this and he may recommend a sleep aid for a short- term duraton to get you back on track.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Tough

Bill clinton claimed only four hours of sleep.
However, this is no good for most people. You want to check with your sleep specialist doc.

In brief: Tough

Bill clinton claimed only four hours of sleep.
However, this is no good for most people. You want to check with your sleep specialist doc.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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