The day starts the right way after a good night's sleep. As we hit the snooze button for one more time this Sleep Awareness Week, we ask, how much sleep do we really need?
Science's answer to this comes from the Journal of the National Sleep Foundation sleep time recommendations out of the US.*
Why is sleep important?
A good sleep can lift your concentration, mood, and could reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.^ There’s also the sobering fact that sleep deprivation was linked to more than 3,000 deaths in 2016–17, almost 400 of those from vehicle or industrial accidents, according to the Sleep Health Foundation.**
**Sleep Health Foundation, Asleep on the Job, 2017