Our sleep needs vary throughout our lives. Age, fitness level and other factors can mean that there is no magic number that is always ideal. Most doctors recommend 7 to 9 hours, but even that range is already a full 2 hours wide. In general, whatever amount of sleep makes you feel best is probably the amount you need.

While you do have flexibility in what’s best, it is important to note that numerous studies have shown an increase in the occurrence of weight gain and certain health problems when participants slept 6 or fewer hours per night.

If you simply can’t get at least 7 quality hours per night, there are workarounds. Various behavioral therapy and other Olumia Life details can help.

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