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How many hours of sleep is ideal for leading a normal life?

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar


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Posted on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 in Sleep Disorders
Question: I need to know how many hours of good sleep are necessary daily to have a normal life, I mean to have enough energy to work and live well.
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
6-7 hours

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.

I have noted the details. At your age, about 6-7 hours of sleep per day is needed to have a normal life. After 60, sleep pattern is biphasic, which means, the total sleep quota can be completed in two pahses- one afternoon nap of 1-2 hours and the rest during nights.

I sincerely hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
Best wishes,     
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
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