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How Many Hours Of Sleep Should You Get?

Are you getting enough? Find out for sure.

1. You already know that sleep is a glorious thing.

2. NOT ONLY is it often the answer to many of life’s problems…

3. But it also is super important at keeping you healthy and happy.

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4. And sleep is also critical if you want your brain to, you know, function.

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According to the NIH, research shows that sleep is essential for memory, information processing, and learning new things.

5. So… are you getting enough? Here’s how many hours you should be getting, according to the National Sleep Foundation:

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So, how are you doing with that? We’re gonna guess… not that awesome!

6. Around 40% of American adults don’t get a full seven hours of sleep per night, according to a 2013 Gallup poll.

7. An estimated 50 to 70 million adults in the United States have chronic sleeping disorders.

 

8. And about 40% of adults in the United States report falling asleep by accident during the day at least once a month, according to the NIH.

9. Want some help with that? Try these 14 scientific hacks to help you get a better night’s sleep.

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11. And, in case you need it, HERE is the secret to taking the most powerful power nap.

(Hint: It involves coffee.)

12. Sweet dreams!

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