Infographic: How much sleep do you need?

I thought that this Infographic on sleep was super interesting. As an adult, I should be gettign from 9 to 7 hours of sleep per night…..

Um. not so much. Honestly, I’m probably lucky if I get 4. This is not good. Perhaps this is why my brain just does not like to cooperate with me! How much sleep do you get?

You Need More Sleep
Infographic created by: MBACC


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  1. I always get 7-7.5 hours. I’d be a witch if I didn’t lol

  2. “The average American spent 7.5 hours a night in bed, but actually 6.1 asleep.”

    So the average American is doing something in bed other than sleep for 1.4 hours a night? That’s not bad; hubba hubba. What? Oh, their watching TV? That’s sad.

  3. The scariest part is the fact about doctors’ lack of sleep! This whole infographic made me tired. I’m going to take a nap and feel like I’m doing the world a service :)

  4. Most nights I’m sleeping somewhere between 7 – 9 hours, thank goodness the kids are getting older, I’m enjoying it.

  5. I learned from my doctor lately that working online, exercising and drinking coffee late is not good for sleep. And I do all three. So I am planning on moving the last three hours of my day to the morning and completely shift when I do things.

  6. Don’t remind me. I am a night owl and I spend my nights *cough* writing. I need to get more sleep. lol

  7. I only get about 6 or sometimes 7 hours of sleep! (: I wake up pretty early for school!

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