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How Much Sleep Do You Really Need to Work Productively?

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An article by Leo Widrich

Every one of us, on average, will be sleeping for 24 years in our lifetime. Still, there are many unanswered questions about sleep and how much we need of it. With this post, Leo Widrich sets out to uncover what the most important research has taught us about sleep. And of course, how you can use this knowledge to create an unbeatable daily routine.

One of the biggest problems I've discovered is that sleep is such an overly-talked about topic. We get the general idea that we know all about it: how much we need of it, how it impacts us, and why this or that happens when we sleep. Once I took a step back to really think about where our knowledge about sleep comes from, I realized that nearly all of it is based on hear-say or what my mom told me when I was in elementary school.
Eliminating the 8 hours per night sleep myth Everyone has an answer to "how much sleep do you need"? A common one—and one that I have given on many occasions—is…

Your Taste in Music Can Reveal How Smart (or Dumb) You Are

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