Friday, July 25, 2014

How does seven hrs of sleep sound?

Get your eight hours! Or maybe nine! Now, sleep researchers say people are sleeping less and this may be OK.

Seven hours is becoming a popular amount.

In fact, too much sleep is associated with the usual roster of horrors--diabetes, obesity, heart disease, you know the list.

All this is included in Sumath Reddy's story in the WSJ, July 22, 2014. You can find the studies in there.

How much do you--personally--need? While on vacation, turn off the alarm clock, don't drink alcohol or caffeine close to bedtime, and see how long you stay asleep.

That can't be right--it isn't even technical!

I can tell you when you get older and maybe take diuretics, sleep is naps--two hrs at a time.

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