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How much sleep should I get daily if I have atrial fibrillation (AFib)?

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Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. About half of people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) don't sleep well because their breathing stops over and over again during the night -- a condition called sleep apnea.

If you snore or feel like you never get a good night's rest, see your doctor for a diagnosis.

From: Tips for Living With Afib WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

AFIB Matters: "Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

American College of Cardiology: "Living with Atrial Fibrillation: Resource Guide."

American Heart Association: "A Patient's Guide to Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "FAQs of Atrial Fibrillation."

Heart Rhythm Society: "Atrial Fibrillation and Sleep Apnea."

National Blood Clot Alliance: "Vitamin K and Coumadin."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Does Smoking Affect the Heart and Blood Vessels?" "Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

National Sleep Foundation: "How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCES:

AFIB Matters: "Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

American College of Cardiology: "Living with Atrial Fibrillation: Resource Guide."

American Heart Association: "A Patient's Guide to Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "FAQs of Atrial Fibrillation."

Heart Rhythm Society: "Atrial Fibrillation and Sleep Apnea."

National Blood Clot Alliance: "Vitamin K and Coumadin."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Does Smoking Affect the Heart and Blood Vessels?" "Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

National Sleep Foundation: "How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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