Sleep science

by Woopydalan
Tags: science, sleep
Woopydalan is offline
Mar10-13, 09:46 PM
P: 746

I have been going on less sleep now than before (5-6 hours/day) because of a lot of schoolwork and other work, I was wondering what research there is as far as maximizing sleep as far as what little I get.

For example, is it a good idea to attempt to "catch up" during the weekend by sleeping longer, or should I keep a consistent amount of hours?
Phys.Org News Partner Medical research news on
Pregnancy complications may be more common in immigrants from certain regions
Use of frozen material for fecal transplant successfully treats C. difficile infection
Death rates from pancreatic cancer predicted to rise in Europe in 2014
mazinse is offline
Mar14-13, 09:00 PM
P: 190
yeah so apparently 5 -6 hours of sleep isnt enough anymore. But for all you students and researchers what can you do.
ManFrommars is offline
Mar25-13, 11:11 AM
P: 17
From what I understand, everyone needs a slightly different amount of sleep, but you should probably aim for 7-8 hours a night. If you don't get enough, you build up 'sleep debt' - and yes, it is a good idea to try to catch up on your sleep debt if you haven't been sleeping enough.

I am not an expert, just remember this from a lecture a couple of years ago...

Register to reply

Related Discussions
If sleep were not required, but just optional, would you ever sleep? General Discussion 43
Sleep / REM Sleep and homeostasis Medical Sciences 14
Sleep,REM etc. Biology 1
I can not sleep again General Discussion 24
Sleep and IQ Biology 5