Why a lack of sleep is a health nightmare

Do you get less than 6-8 hours of sleep a night?  If the answer is yes, then I hate to break it to you, but you’re not going to live as long as the rest of us. (sorry!) 

The state of your health if you get less than eight hours of sleep a night.

Italian and British researchers warn that people banking less than 6 hours of zzzs a night were 12 percent more likely to die over a 25 year period than those who got 8.  And if 8 hours of sleep is good for you, 9 or more must be better right?  Dead wrong.  These same scientists say there’s a direct relationship between sleeping more than 9 hours and an early death.

So the magic number seems to be 8.  But how many of us consistently hit that mark every night?  Not many people I know.  Although I’ll take this as an excuse to unplug and hit the sack early.

SOURCE: Lack of sleep linked to early death

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