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How many hours of deep sleep do we need?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 09, 2013 at 5:02 PM

How many hours of deep sleep do we need? I use a Jawbone Up band to track movement/sleep. I notice that on average I get about 2.5h of deep sleep. Looking on their forums, and google, there's no clear answer as to what's normal, average or optimal, so I'm looking for what others are getting as values, just to have something to compare against. :)

There's multiple stages to sleep, so they seem to lump N3 and N4 together as "deep sleep" and N1 and N2 as light sleep.

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Not looking for the total, but rather, what's your deep sleep vs light sleep breakdown if you use one of these devices, or similar.

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on July 23, 2013
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I need 7.5 to 8 hours a day. If I get less than 6 hours more two or more nights in a row, this is red alert for me.

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on July 09, 2013
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I tend to sleep 8-9 hours, sometimes ten. As long as you feel rested afterwards I don't really think it matters how long it is tbh. Everyone will be different.

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on July 09, 2013
at 05:27 PM

Not looking for the total, but rather, what's your deep sleep vs light sleep breakdown if you use one of these devices, or similar.

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