Dr. Karim Awad
How Much Sleep Do You Need?
I get asked this question several times a day by my patients, and for many of us, the answer is, “not nearly enough.”
The National Sleep Foundation recently assembled 18 experts and sifted through 320 research articles. Based on this work, they recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night for the average adult (for seniors, they recommended 7-8 hours). The American Academy of Sleep Medicine also came out with a consensus paper and recommended that adults sleep at least 7 hours per night.Read More