28 September 2016

Everyone needs a good eight hours of sleep per night, right?

Everyone needs a good eight hours of sleep per night, right? Well, actually sleep researchers don’t really know exactly what the optimal amount of sleep is, but most experts recommend that adults should aim for at least seven hours a night. Studies suggest that any less than that on a regular basis may increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, depression and early death. Sadly, surveys have shown that many people around the world routinely operate on less than seven hours, probably to the detriment of for their long-term wellbeing.


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