There Is Just Too Much Science Out There For You Not To Be Getting 8 Hours of Sleep A Night

In the past, a typical hunter gatherer would wake up every morning around 6:30 am, enjoy a 1-2 hour nap midday, and then go to bed around 9 am.

Today however, the average person spends only an average of 7.5 hours in bed every night and sleeps for only 6.1 of those hours.

Many factors account for how and why we sleep so differently than we used to in the past.

One is because today we’re provided with bright lights, phones, laptops, television shows, and other fun things to entertain and stimulate us well beyond an evolutionary normal bedtime behavior

Because of this, we sleep less and less well than we used to and ought to do, which prevents your brain from working properly and whittles away at your health.

This is why you need to be getting at least eight hours of sleep every night.

Getting a healthy amount of sleep is linked to:

Increased memory

Longer life

Increased creativity

Increased attention and focus

Decreased fat and increased muscle mass with exercise

Lower stress

Decreased dependence on stimulants like caffeine

And  a decreased risk of depression

Understand that you will not last long with sleep deprivation. You may use stimulants to compensate for feeling tired, but that isn’t sustainable.

In the long run, your health will fall apart, which is why the goal for everyone needs to be focused on long term sustainability. This means getting 8 hours of sleep every night.

There is just too much science behind the benefits of sleep and the negative consequences of sleep deprivation that you can’t ignore this.

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