How Much Sleep Should I Get? Psychology Today Article

by | May 11, 2019 | Research, Sleep

Psychology Today: How Much Sleep Do I Need?

This article talks about how getting enough sleep or not getting enough sleep affects many aspects of our lives.

  • Sleep is when the body regenerates itself. If we continually interrupt the process and, not regenerate, we are effectively shortening our life span. This may also play into increase heart disease, more weight gain, more depression, and more infections.
  • Look at how much sleep you get on weekends or during vacations. This will help you determine how much you need daily.
  • The amount of sleep changes based on age.
  • Set up your room to allow for uninterrupted sleep. It’s important to get enough REM sleep each night.

The article doesn’t really answer the question posed in the title. It only implies that 7/6 hours may be what is needed., then¬† suggests that you experiment to find what’s best for you.