Sleep is one of the most talked about subjects around the world today. We need sleep for everything. The better we sleep, the better we are able to perform on our day-to-day activities, weather it is playing sports or working for an income. So how much sleep do you need to have a productive day?
Studies in the past have shown that people who sleep 6.5 hours to 7.5 hours have a tendency to live the longest. On the other hand, people who sleep more than 8 hours or fewer than 6.5 hours live the shortest out of everyone. For anyone who thinks that sleeping longer is better than sleeping fewer hours, you are mistaken. It is just as bad for you to sleep longer then it is to sleep less. In addition, sleeping long hours can make your body feel tired during the day, just as if sleeping only a few hours can.
Even though we can conclude that people who sleep between 6.5 hours and 7.5 hours live longer, we are not sure why this is. Scientists are still trying to figure out the cause and effect of the hours spent sleeping. Therefore, scientists are still unsure if a short sleeper can live longer if they start sleeping longer, as for the other way around.
So if you want to stay active during the day and have a better chance to live longer, try to get around 7 hours of sleep a night. If you are having troubles sleeping at night, read “Does Exercise Help You Sleep?”