OverviewA natural short sleeper is an individual who requires less than 8 to 10 hours of sleep per 24 hour period for normal function.
Update Date 5/9/2010
Updated by: Andrew Schriber, MD, FCCP, Specialist in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, New Jersey. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.