Dr. Kogan describes a healthy amount of sleep and how it helps the body heal.
It’s different for everybody, but usually for an adult female we recommend anywhere between 7 to 9 hours of sleep. What we are after is a healthy amount of REM sleep, and the REM sleep is something we enter every 90 minutes and we are preferably going through anywhere between four to five cycles of REM sleep during a night’s sleep.
REM sleep is very healing to our central nervous system. If we don’t get enough of that precious REM sleep, we don’t feel well rested. We feel very fatigued during the day and that is something that we have to be working on with our patients.
About Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D.:
Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D., is the Founder of Doctors at Trump Place (DTP). She is board certified in internal medicine and graduated from Cornell University. She is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Anti-Aging Academy, and a clinical researcher and patient advocate. Dr. Kogan is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.