As viewers of the popular TV show Mad Men know, people in the 1960s dressed better, with guys in sharp slim suits and ladies in elegant pastel-colored dresses. But what viewers might not know is that people slept better back then, too. Thanks to modern-day working hours and late-night TV and computer habits, people now get about 1½ to 2 hours less sleep per night than their grandparents did. And doctors think this sleeplessness -- coupled with more stressful lifestyles -- takes a toll on heart health.
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