The 7 Hours of Sleep Scandal

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Are you getting enough sleep? Well, in order to answer that question, you, of course, have to know what enough sleep even means. Over and over again, we’re told 7-8 hours a night is where it’s at— with countless studies backing up this assumption. A new study that sleep experts predict could “transform the field of sleep” is calling all of that into question.

The study took a look at several native tribes throughout the world and found that people in communities without electricity slept about 6 1/2 hours a night. This surprising news as popular belief would hold that it’s our glowing screens and electronics that are keeping us awake after dusk.

Take a look at the full article here: Do We Really Need to Sleep 7 Hours a Night? – The New York Times