What’s The Right Amount Of Sleep?

From the dawn of the industrial age, there's been a gradual reduction in the amount of sleep that people get every day. This is especially the case for full-time workers. A study published in the May edition of the journal Sleep suggests that getting too little sleep is risky while getting too much could be a bad omen.

Researchers reviewed 16 studies spanning 25 years and involving more than 1.3 million subjects in Asia, Europe and the U.S. They concluded that people who average less than 6 hours of sleep a night are 12% more likely to die prematurely. Although those who sleep more than 9 hours aren't at risk the same way, extended slumber might be an indicator of serious illness.

True Strength Moment: Sleep also plays a crucial role in muscle recovery. In fact, your muscles do most of their rebuilding after exercise while you're sleeping. A slowly digesting protein, like micellar casein, enjoyed right before bed makes an excellent night time snack that provides anti-catabolic (reducing the degree of muscle breakdown) support while you slumber.
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