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Sleep: Why some people can do it for just a few hours and perform as well (or better) than others – BBC News BBC Homepage

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How many hours of sleep per night does a human being need to be healthy? I bet you answered eight hours, but that’s not entirely true according to recent scientific findings.

“It’s a misunderstanding. It’s like saying everyone should be 1.65m. And if you’re shorter than that, you have a problem,” Louis Ptacek, from the university’s neurology department, told the BBC. from California, USA.

We don’t all need the same amount of sleep to feel rested and cope with daily life.

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