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Less is more—unless we’re talking about sleep

Less is more—unless we’re talking about sleep

Nearly two-thirds of Americans fail to obtain the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night. Back in 1910, the average American adult slept 8.25 hours a night. Today, in our industrialized society, that number is closer to 6.75 hours a night, putting us below the critical seven-hour limit and making us sleep-deprived. But is the 1.5 hours of sleep each night that we’ve missed over the course of the last 100 years really that significant? Continue Reading