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How much sleep do people really need for optimal brain health?

Published guidelines do recommend that adults get seven to nine hours a night of sleep. Seven to nine hours is optimal on the general population level. Obviously individuals may have different needs. We consider 6 hours or under to be associated with co-morbidities later in life, including a higher risk of death. And there have also been some studies that have noted that longer sleep durations, like nine to 10 hours a night may have some association with poorer outcomes.

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