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Should I get 8 hours of sleep? Can 6 hours be enough?

Here’s the thing: yes it can. Sleep need varies from one person to the next and young people tend to need more than the elderly. Einstein apparently needed 10-11 hours of sleep, whereas Margaret Thatcher famously only slept for five hours a night. We also need different amounts of sleep during our life span. Even […]


There are many myths related to sleep. Here are some common ones. 1. The media screams about the must-have-8-hour-sleep every night. Is this really a must? Not necessarily. Sleep requirements vary by age and by personality. Also, it’s not just about quantity but quality of sleep. Sometimes 6-hours of sleep is more refreshing and nurturing […]