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  1. Dr Bruce,
    My range is 5 to 7 hours. I have read other doctors. They said the body only needs 5 hours. Why do you say up to 9 hours?
    I wake up after 5 hours.
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  2. I usually get between 7 and 8. I was able to get very very little sleep the other night and slept 11.5 the next night which is extremely unusual for me but I was just exhausted from the night before. I do normally go to bed about the same time and get up at 7. I slept in until 9 today because fireworks kept me awake until after midnight though and just didn’t want to be tired all day. 98% of the time, I get up at 7 though.

  3. Psychotherapist here. You are making this obtuse. Proper research has found that we need 7-9 hours of sleep, barring illness. A good way to know what’s best for you is to go to sleep on Friday and Saturday at the same time you do during the week. Don’t set an alarm and see what time you organically wake up and if you feel well rested.

  4. Morning is cringe, I wake up at 8:45pm everyday and go to bed at noon. Time isn’t real

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