How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

How much is enough, and are you getting it?

What is the "magic number," when it comes to hours of sleep?

Sleep needs vary between age groups and are impacted by life style and health. Not only do different age groups need different amounts of sleep, but sleep needs are individual.So the answer is: there is no magic number, every persons sleep needs are different.

What can a lack of sleep do to the human body?

Lack of sleep can lead to serious health issues and jeopardize your safety and the safety of other individuals around you. Lack of sleep can cause:

-Drowsy driving

-greater risk of obesity

- diabetes and heart problems

-depression

-substance abuse

-decreased ability to pay attention

More about sleep and the role it plays in the human body

Strong evidence shows that sufficient shortening or disturbance of the sleep process compromises mood, performance, and alertness. Can result in injury or death.