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Hi iam.32yr old female My major weakness is sleep . I feel very irritated if my sleep is distributed .I feel to.sleep.full fledge 8 hrs sleep in night Sometime if we go somewhere outing or.someting if we return back.late in.night .I feel.my sleep is wasted . I don't know I give.much.importance for. Sleep How.to.come out of this plz suggest as it has become my weak point
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Probably  you might be believing or told somewhere that 8 hrs is a must. And because  you believe in that , you may feel you are deprived and you cannnot  perform well the next day in all the activities . Actually we all require only 4 hrs of sound sleep. If you want and can you can hv a nap in between.
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Dear Ms There are different types of sleep. 1) the short sleepers who sleep less than 6 hours, 2) the average sleepers who sleep between 6 to 8 hours, and 3)the long sleepers, who sleep more than 8 hours. We all go through sleep cycles of 90 mins of both different stages of sleep called REM (rapid eye movement) and non REM sleep. So throughout the night we go through several such cycles. We dream in REM and we are in deep sleep in NREM. If a person who is an average sleeper has to wake up in between his/her sleep cycle, it leads to disruption of the cycle leading to tiredness, decreased concentration, drowsiness and also irritability and anger. In a way, I would say you are gifted that you have an 8 hour cycle. So it is wiser to adjust your day according to your sleep rather than your sleep according to your day. If this is leading to relationship issues or work issues, those have to be dealt with rather than interrupting your sleep.
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Hello. There are different types of sleepers - 1) the short sleepers who sleep less than 6 hours, 2) the average sleepers who sleep between 6 to 8 hours, and 3)the long sleepers, who sleep more than 8 hours. We all go through sleep cycles of 90 mins of both different stages of sleep called REM (rapid eye movement) and non REM sleep. So throughout the night we go through several such cycles. We dream in REM and we are in deep sleep in NREM. If a person who is an average sleeper has to wake up in between his/her sleep cycle, it leads to disruption of the cycle leading to tiredness, decreased concentration, drowsiness and also irritability and anger. In a way, I would say you are gifted that you have an 8 hour cycle. So it is wiser to adjust your day according to your sleep rather than your sleep according to your day. If this is leading to relationship issues or work issues, then those have to be dealt with rather than interrupting your sleep.
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Meet a psychiatrist/psychologist who can help you with stress management and activity scheduling
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Sleep deprivation will also affect your thyroid levels and will worsen PCOD.
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