What’s the optimal amount of hours of sleep you should get?

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Sleep is a critical element of overall well-being, impacting physical health, mental acuity, and emotional resilience. Superdrug Online Doctor GP, Dr Babak Ashrafi, has delved into the surprising sleep habits of celebrities, offering valuable advice on achieving the perfect balance for a restful night’s sleep. 

3-4 Hours – Tom Ford

“Chronic sleep deprivation can have long-term health implications. While understanding Tom Ford’s success on a unique sleep schedule, it is important to prioritise adequate rest to support long-term physical and mental health for the majority of individuals.”

5-6 Hours – Kim Kardashian

“While Kim Kardashian mentions getting 5-6 hours of sleep per night, it’s important to note that this falls below the generally recommended 7-9 hours for adults. Adequate sleep is crucial for overall health, impacting cognitive function, immune system health, and emotional well-being. While individual sleep needs may vary, I advise prioritising a sufficient and consistent sleep duration.”

7-9 Hours – Oprah Winfrey

“Scientific studies consistently recommend an optimal sleep duration of 7-9 hours for adults. This range is associated with numerous health benefits, including improved cognitive function, emotional well-being, and overall physical health. While extended sleep may work for some, it’s important to consider potential effects on circadian rhythms and daytime functioning. I encourage prioritising a personalised approach to sleep and maintaining consistent sleep patterns, as a regular sleep routine contributes significantly to overall sleep quality.”

10+ Hours – Dakota Johnson

“Dakota Johnson has mentioned getting an impressive 10+ hours of sleep each night, surpassing the typical recommendation. While acknowledging the differences in personal sleep needs, constantly oversleeping may carry its own set of potential health consequences. I recommend striking a balance that aligns with your needs.”

In addition to quantity, Dr Babak stresses the significance of sleep quality. “I recommend creating a conducive sleep environment, limiting screen time before bedtime and adopting relaxation techniques to enhance the overall sleep experience.”

Superdrug Online Doctor provides doctor care whenever you need it, anywhere in the UK. For more information please visit: or head to a Superdrug store to speak with a pharmacist about your health care needs.

Superdrug has a range of Own Brand products to help with a restful night’s sleep including Superdrug Quiet Night tablets which are a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances. The tablets include natural extracts of Valerian, Passion Flower, and Hops to assist with sleep regulation and aid a restful night’s sleep. Superdrug Lavender Oil which can be added to a carrier oil for bathing or massaging, and Superdrug soft foam ear plugs to help block out noise for a restful night’s sleep.

Superdrug also has an exclusive brand Nytease which offers a range of balms and supplements for optimum wellness. The range includes a stress and tension pillow spray, stress and tension support balm, stress and tension support roll on, and mind and mood support tablets.

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