Do You Get Enough Sleep? [POLL]

And really, how much is enough - 8 hours, 10 hours? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments!

Sleep is one of those things that we obsess about. When we have babies we worry they aren't sleeping enough. When we have teenagers we complain they are sleeping too much. As for ourselves, well, we are always sure we need more than we are getting.

Experts say adults should get between seven and nine hours a night. Lack of sleep has been tied to serious problems, like diabetes, obesity and accidents, prompting the Centers for Disease Control to say that sleep is "increasingly recognized as important to public health," according to the Huffington Post.

Here are 11 reasons why you need good sleep. And before you nod off, take our poll.

This poll is shared by 9 Patches in South Central CT.

RONALD M GOLDWYN February 21, 2012 at 02:49 PM
One advantage of being a retired Sr. Citizen is that sleep can take the place of work. I do hope you all reach this age. For me it is my nights that are the busiest.
Greg February 21, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I work third shift, so I can pretty much sleep whenever I want during the day. I enjoy spending time with my daughter after school, but as a homeowner, I also have a lot of work to do during the day. Sleep means catnaps when I can catch them. In short - No, I guess I don't get enough sleep.
Thomas Alegi February 21, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I read a study put out by the VA a few months ago that stated that people who get 4 hours sleep are just as good at solving math problems as people who gets 8 hours sleep. This same study put these same people under mental stress before sleep and found that both groups math problem solving abilities fell by 25% when awaken after 4 and 8 hours sleep. The wonders of stress


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