How Much Do You Sleep?
Personally, I average about 5 to 6.5 hours of sleep each night. I don’t feel compelled to go to bed until I feel sleepy. I see no reason to just lie in bed waiting for sleep to drop-kick me in the throat when I’m not looking.
It turns out that might just be all the sleep I need. A study at Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in La Jolla, CA produced some interesting results.
Studies show that people who sleep between 6.5 hr. and 7.5 hr. a night, as they report, live the longest. And people who sleep 8 hr. or more, or less than 6.5 hr., they don’t live quite as long. There is just as much risk associated with sleeping too long as with sleeping too short. The big surprise is that long sleep seems to start at 8 hr. Sleeping 8.5 hr. might really be a little worse than sleeping 5 hr.
How much do you sleep do you feel you need to function during the day?
Thanks for the link, AG!
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