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Marni
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 16:53

Sleeping for this many hours is as bad as not sleeping at all!

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Well, this is a wake up call...

New research has found that sleeping for only six hours can be just as bad for your health as getting no sleep at all! 

Subjects in the research were permitted to sleep for only six hours a night for two weeks and functioned just as poorly as those who got zero sleep for two whole days.

However, those doing the study thought they were fine enough to operate heavy machinery, perform surgery etc. 

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The study, which was published in the journal, Sleep, also found that you can only get away with sleep deprivation for so long. WELL DUH! 

By the time the group got to day ten, they were really feeling the effects and their cognitive abilities went downhill dramatically. This is a huge problem because so many of us assume that six hours of sleep a night is plenty and in actual fact we’re running on empty. 

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The perfect amount of time to sleep is actually between 8 to 9.5 hours sleep for you to feel happy the next day. So guys, it’s time to turn Netflix off a little earlier.