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Stop worrying so much about getting eight hours' sleep

Stop worrying so much about getting eight hours' sleep
Consistent sleep times matter more than how long you sleep, recent research has found. (Image: The Wall Street Journal)
The Wall Street Journal
Everyone knows that getting eight hours of sleep a night is the key to health and happiness.We’re better parents, partners and friends when we sleep well. Small issues during the day get brushed off more quickly, and we are able to focus more easily.And research from the American Heart Association and the US National Institutes of Health has shown that lack of sleep corresponds with higher rates of heart attack, stroke and other diseases.Too bad it’s nearly impossible. More than a third of Americans don’t get the recommended s...

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