Does What Time I Sleep Mat­ter If I’m Still Get­ting Eight Hours Of Sleep?

Men's Health (Singapore) - - ASK - – Doug

Not if you’re con­sis­tent. If you al­ways turn in at 2:00 A.M. and rise at 10:00 A.M., you’re good. Or 8:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M., also good. But if your bed­times and wake-up times vary wildly, you may be set­ting your­self up for sleep prob­lems, says Rod­ney Radtke, M.D., a neu­rol­o­gist spe­cial­iz­ing in sleep medicine at Duke Health. That’s be­cause ir­reg­u­lar sleep pat­terns can mess with your body clock over time, mak­ing it harder to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up when you want to. Late night? Be sure to get up at your usual time, says Dr. Radtke: “That sets your clock.”

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