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Natural short sleeper

Natural short sleeper


A natural short sleeper is an individual who requires less than 8 to 10 hours of sleep per 24 hour period for normal function.

Review Date 10/14/2020

Updated by: David A. Kaufman, MD, Director of Clinical Innovation and Education, Medical Critical Care, NYU Langone Medical Center, Tisch Hospital, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.