Health Rules You Can Bend - Sleep

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3. Get eight hours of sleep a night.

Many people naturally tend toward eight hours. But everyone is different, and data show that people who sleep seven hours a night actually live longer.

Are you well rested the next day, or are you tired? "The key is how you feel," says Alice D. Domar, PhD, co-author of Live a Little!: Breaking the Rules Won't Break Your Health.

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WebMD Feature Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on April 06, 2010

Sources

SOURCES:

 Nina Shapiro, MD, director of pediatric otolaryngology, Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA.

Norman H. Edelman, MD, chief medical officer, American Lung Association; professor of medicine, Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Alice D. Domar, PhD, co-author, Live A Little!: Breaking the Rules Won’t Break Your Health; executive director, Domar Center for Mind/Body Health; director, Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF; assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology, Harvard Medical School; senior staff psychologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Richard Stein, MD, national spokesman, American Heart Association; professor of medicine and cardiology, NYU School of Medicine.

Dennis Woo, MD, pediatrician and former chairman, pediatrics department, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.

Arielle Kauvar, MD, founding director, New York Laser & Skin Care.

Stephen Ball, PhD, associate professor of exercise physiology, University of Missouri.

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, professor and chairman of otolaryngology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center; chairman of otolaryngology, Long Island College Hospital; editor in chief, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; chair, AAO-HNS Guideline Development Task Force.

Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD, assistant director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition.

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