Is 8 hours really necessary? Most likely it is. "Researchers amazingly still don't know how much sleep is enough," says Baron. "But studies consistently show that less than five hours per night is associated with negative health effects, and it looks like six to eight hours is associated with the best outcomes."
But what about people who swear they don't need more than five hours of sleep a night? "They may be using caffeine and other techniques to stay awake during the day. They really could use the sleep and are just masking it," says Baron. "People never get accustomed to sleep loss, but they do become less aware of how impaired they are, even if performance continues to decline."
Unfortunately, getting good sleep is a struggle many of us face, and it's not entirely a modern dilemma. Yes, blinking cell phones, bright alarm clocks, and dinging computers are relatively new in human history and may make the bedroom less relaxing and more taxing, but other factors can interfere with your sleep pattern, too. This month, get serious about getting more shut-eye.
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