Could less than seven hours of shuteye be enough to keep our bodies and brains in tip-top shape? Discover the answer in the new episode of AsapSCIENCE.
We all spend about 24 years of our lives sleeping, and although the exact function of sleep is still being debated by science, one or two sleepless nights are enough to make us feel groggy and anxious.
But how many hours of shuteye do we need really every night to make sure we always feel refreshed?
According to the latest episode of AsapSCIENCE, scientists monitored the sleeping habits of three groups of volunteers. One group slept four hours every night for 14 days; the second got six hours of rest, and the third, eight.
After only a couple of weeks, the volunteers in the six-hour group exhibited reaction times similar to those of people who have a blood alcohol level of 0.1 percent, as well as a steady decline in their brain function. Some of them even dozed off during the study’s assessment session.
If you only get four to six hours of sleep a day, could a few night of good sleep help you feel better? Discover the answer in the latest episode of AsapSCIENCE.