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Sleep & Adult Health

Do you wake up almost as tired as you went to bed? Sleep is one of those issues we all deal with at some time in our lives.  Sleep is critical to health, but how much do we really need?  A recommendation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society indicates adults should get at least 7 hours of sleep per night.  This is in order to prevent or reduce the risk of health issues due to chronic lack of sleep. Though they did not have a recommendation for an upper limit to sleep, less than 6 hours of sleep was determined “inadequate to sustain health and safety in adults.”  Is it time to reassess your sleep needs?