Sleep helps your brain work properly. If you’re not getting enough sleep, you may have difficulty making decisions and solving problems, trouble controlling your emotions and behavior, and problems coping with change. Sleep deficiency has also been linked to depression, suicide and risk-taking behavior. Moreover, ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke.
How much sleep is required? For adults, between seven to eight hours.
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