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Women and Sleep. What is the Ideal Amount?

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The recommendation is 7 hours of sleep per night. Is that continuous, unbroken sleep or can it be interrupted? What is the correct amount for women and sleep?

Ideally this is un-interrupted sleep since we need to reach deep, restorative sleep. The actual recommended amount varies by age but most experts suggest adults get 7-9 hours of sleep at night. The best gauge is how you feel and function on a daily basis. If you have difficulty falling asleep or waking up or if you have unusual fatigue during the day then you may not be getting enough sleep at night.

Sherry Torkos
Sherry Torkos is a pharmacist, author, certified fitness instructor, and health enthusiast who enjoys sharing her passion with others. Sherry graduated with honors from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992. Since that time she has been practicing holistic pharmacy in the Niagara area. Her philosophy of practice is to integrate conventional and complementary therapies to optimize health and prevent disease. Sherry has won several national pharmacy awards for providing excellence in patient care. As a leading health expert, Sherry has delivered hundreds of lectures to medical professionals and the public. She is frequently interviewed on radio and TV talk shows throughout North America and abroad. Sherry has authored fourteen books & booklets, including The Glycemic Index Made Simple and Breaking the Age Barrier. Her most recent book, The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine has become a national best-seller. For more information, visit: www.sherrytorkos.com

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