Here’s what happens if you get less than 8 Hours of Sleep a Night. [Infographic]

Via elephant journal
on May 11, 2014
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 From the New York Times:

Being a Night Owl May Be Bad for Your Health


41% of Americans are getting less than seven hours of sleep a night. 

For years, I’ve slept…anywhere from 5 to 9 hours a night. Usually around 6 or 7. That is, until I read this NY Times article a few years ago that pointed out that sleeping less actually makes us stupid—worse in our business lives. And there went my workaholic’s rational for burning the candle at both ends.

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5 Responses to “Here’s what happens if you get less than 8 Hours of Sleep a Night. [Infographic]”

  1. Michelle says:

    You might want to change your headline to read 6 hours of sleep, as indicated in the infographic. Some of us have natural three-hour REM cycles, hence needing only six hours of sleep. It is possible to sleep six hours and not be sleep deprived. Other than that, I agree with the point of this article.

  2. Amir says:

    I think it is more important quality of sleep than quantity…

  3. Stan says:

    KU research spoke of 1.5 hr REM cycles. Seems right for me. 6 to 7.5 hours sleep has worked well for me if I get a 15-20 min nap after lunch.

  4. sadashivan says:

    Eh, eh… If you are in balance, you actualy dont need a sleep at all… Pls, read the book “Seth speaking” from Jane Roberts, and you’ll find why is better sleep a few times for few hours, than one time eight or more hours…

  5. Sandra says:

    Generally I sleep 7-7.5 hours I do occasional do 6 hrs and manage yet I like to get back to 7.5 and occasionally I sleep 8-10 when my body recognises I need more and enjoy it.

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