Apparently, seven is the magic number. Did you see this online or in your local paper today? THe main gist is that seven hours a sleep a night is optimal for an adult–people who adjusted their sleeping to get less (5 hours) or more (8 hours) ended up dying sooner than those who got seven hours of shut eye a night. I guess this could been seen as a free pass to stay up and watch 10 o’clock TV shows….or start getting up at 5am. Or I can just take my chances that the 7.5hrs -8hrs I’m getting won’t make me kick the bucket anytime in the near future.

Here’s the thing–would you be a bit peeved if your loved one took place in the this study–either shortening or lengthening their sleep habits, only to later learn that may that’s why they died? Is there any room for coincidence here?

How much sleep do you get on an average night? How about your kiddos?? Inquiring minds want to know!

2 Replies to “SEVEN!”

  1. I need 7 – 8 routinely to stay on my game…In fact, I’ve been going to bed later recently,a nd it just creeps up on my and kicks my tail. After one GREAT night of an 8 hour, uninterrupted snooze, I’m feeling back in line again.

    My 2YO!!! Yes, TWO YEAR OLD, usually sleeps 11 hours at night, plus a 2-3 hour nap during the day.

  2. I’m lucky if I get 6-7, but if I got what I really NEED to function as a human being it would be between 8 and 9. 9 hours is my “oh my gosh, i can conquer anything sleep number! But…..ya know….kids and their quirky habits, like needing to pee in the middle of the night or not getting home till midnight and then they need homework help….the life of a mom!

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