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How Much Sleep Is "Enough"?

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  • 40 percent of American adults get six hours or less per night; 58 percent of teens average only seven hours of sleep or less
  • The National Sleep Foundation has released updated guidelines detailing the recommended amount of sleep for various age groups. As a rule of thumb, teens and older need an average of eight hours of sleep per night
  • There’s a clear dose-response association between the number of hours teens use electronic devices and the time it takes them to fall asleep—even when the usage is restricted to daytime hours

By Dr. Mercola

If you’re like most people, you’re probably not sleeping enough, and the consequences go far beyond just feeling tired and sluggish the next day.


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