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Sleep Debt: Sleeping Lives Affect Waking Lives

"Sleep is my weapon. I try to get eight hours a night" - That's Jeniffer Lopez' secret of her gorgeous looks.

A Stanford study describes some of the key facts about sleep, biological rhythms, and sleep deprivation.

Each of us has a specific daily sleep requirement. The average sleep requirement for college students is well over eight hours, and the majority of students would fall within the range of this value plus or minus one hour. If this amount is not obtained, a sleep debt is created.

All lost sleep accumulates progressively as a larger and larger sleep indebtedness. Furthermore, your sleep debt does not go away or spontaneously decrease. The only way to reduce your individual sleep debt is by obtaining extra sleep over and above your daily requirement.

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