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How Much Sleep Should We Get?

Is eight hours of sleep enough for you, maybe too much, or maybe too little? Trace looks at the myth of a full night’s sleep, and what a person really needs to feel rested.

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“The myth of the eight-hour sleep”

“A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.”

“Busting the 8-Hour Sleep Myth: Why You Should Wake Up in the Night”

“More than one-third of American adults wake up in the middle of the night on a regular basis.”

“Needing 8 hours a night may be a dream”

“Research suggests we all have our own sleep patterns that change according to how much shut-eye we get.”

“How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?”

“Ellen Caroll has often asked herself this exact question — especially when it comes to helping her family members get the amount of sleep they need.”

“How Much Sleep Do You Really Need to Work Productively?”

“Every one of us, on average, will be sleeping for 24 years in our lifetime.”

“How Little Sleep Can You Get Away With?”

“We all know that we don’t get enough sleep. But how much sleep do we really need?”



“Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle”

“In today’s world, balancing school, work, kids and more, most of us can only hope for the recommended eight hours of sleep.”

“Insufficient Sleep Is a Public Health Epidemic”

“Continued public health surveillance of sleep quality, duration, behaviors, and disorders is needed to monitor sleep difficulties and their health impact.”

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