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Is it bad to consistently get barely any sleep?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not healthy. Use
Good sleep hygiene to try to improve your sleep.
1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in.

In brief: Not healthy. Use
Good sleep hygiene to try to improve your sleep.
1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. 6. No caffeine w/i 6 hours; alcohol & smoking w/i 2 hrs of bed. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hrs before bedtime. 8. No naps & go to bed only when sleepy. 9. Find another time to write down problems & solutions. 10. After 10-15 mins of inability to sleep, go to another room & read or watch TV until sleepy.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
What an awesome and comprehensive list! Many of my dental sleep patients could improve with this. Thank you for a great post.
Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes it is
Not getting enough sleep leads to daytime sleepiness with increased mistakes and accidents.
It also leads to weight gain. It is essential to get 7-8 hours of time in bed each day with good sleep through most of that time.

In brief: Yes it is
Not getting enough sleep leads to daytime sleepiness with increased mistakes and accidents.
It also leads to weight gain. It is essential to get 7-8 hours of time in bed each day with good sleep through most of that time.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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