What is the right amount of sleep?

Hello Everyone,

One of the 5 pillars of health that I am frequently talking about when speaking with patients is getting enough good quality rest.

One of the challenges with sleep is “how much is enough” and “how much is too much?”

Well, the team from the University of Warwick and the Federico II University medical school in Naples analysed 16 studies involving a total of 1.3 million people and they claim to have found the answer.

In their study, they noted that previous studies had shown that sleep deprivation was associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high choleserol.  However, the above mentioned researchers also found that sleeping too much was linked to an early death.

They found that people who slept less than 6 hours each night were 12 percent more likely to die before the age of 65 than those who slept the recommended six to eight hours.

What was interesting is that those who slept for more than nine hours a night were 30 percent more likely to die early.

According to the authors of the study “Consistently sleeping six to eight hours per night may be optimal for health.”

As a side note, much of the research that I personally have found states that on top of getting the recommended amount of sleep, the time that you sleep is important.  I have found both in research and experience that the more sleep you can get before 12am the more rested you will feel in the morning, even if you get up earlier than you normally would.  Try it out and see what you think.

Have a great day!

Dr. Sean Price

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(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting http://www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)


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