6,7, or 8? What's the correct number?
When it comes to sleep, how much is really enough ? 6, 7, or 8 hours? While many people claim that 5 to 6 hours of sleep is enough for smooth functioning, research says that in the long run 7-8 hours of sleep is essential for physical as well as mental health. Most people consider 7 or more hours of sleep as a luxury rather than the necessity it actually is. From mood swings to low energy to reduced mental sharpness, chronic sleep deprivation takes a heavy toll on us. Find out if you are suffering from sleep deprivation, its long term effects, and learn more about some popular myths about sleep in this comprehensive guide to sleeping