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Older Adults: Less Sleep, Faster Aging Brain

Older Adults: Less Sleep, Faster Aging Brain

A new study has added another reason to consistently get 7-9 hours of high-quality sleep every night. Researchers from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) found evidence that when older adults decrease their sleep, their brains age more rapidly. The data of 66 older Chinese adults who also participated in the Singapore-Longitudinal Aging Brain Study was examined to […]

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Is 7 Hours of Sleep Better Than 8?

Is 7 Hours of Sleep Better Than 8?

How much sleep do you get each night? The National Sleep Foundation is adamant that adults get between 7-9 hours of sleep a night for optimal health, with 8 hours of sleep being a well-known sweet spot. However, the sleep community is in a serious debate this season as The Washington Post recently released an article sharing that […]

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