What is chronic insufficient sleep?

Also known as: insufficient sleep syndrome, chronic sleep deprivation.

The repeated, continuous failure to get enough sleep each night (less than six hours) is known as chronic insufficient sleep. It’s fairly common among adults but rare among children.


Reviewed by: Mercedes Bello, MD

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