Is broken sleep just as good straight sleep?

Sometimes I sleep for four hours, then later in the day I take a two-hour nap. Is it better to have a full straight eight hours of sleep or four hours then later in the day three hours?
Answers:    I've seen many articles in the news about this sleep business and the word is that interrupted sleep is a bad thing - it has been shown that a good night's sleep is needed for general health, for intellectual performance, for attention and focus, for learning, for safe driving...the whole gamut.

It is recommended that a person get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep, and nap no more than a half hour and the nap should be before 2 pm.
Personally I only get about 4-5 hours a night and when I don't take a nap I'm constantly tired. However when I do take a nap I feel more awake. If I sleep 7-8 hours, I'm tired through the day. Basically I'm always pretty tired..lol.
i do the same thing to and i have sleeping propels talk to the Dr.

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