Exactly How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

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Humans need sleep just as much as they need food or water. Sleep is an indicator of overall health and well-being. The amount of sleep one needs depends on a number of factors like age, quality of sleep, previous sleep deprivation, etc. Most people accumulate what is called “sleep debt” wherein people try to make up…

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Bill Formby
5 years ago

As I have aged, especially lately, my sleep patterns seem to change. I am sure that part of this is due to the fact that I no longer require a routine day in terms of work. Sometimes I go to sleep at midnight only to wake up around 3 AM and fall back asleep at 6 or 7 AM and sleep til noon. If I am simply working at my computer I may actually nod off for 30 minutes in the afternoon, or I may be fine if I am active all afternoon. It is almost like I am letting my body decide what it wants based on what I am doing.

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