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Sleep science

How much sleep do you actually need?

The important element when fixing the problem

One of the keys to fixing a sleep problem is timing, which is often overlooked…

We talk a lot about changing the duration and quality of our sleep, but we miss out the timing.

Why is this important?

I worked for Harvard Sleep Labs on a NASA funded study, looking at astronauts sleep. We focused on the timing – when should they be sleeping?

This is because our bodies run off an internal clock system, and if you muck up the timing of this clock, one of the things we tend to notice is our brains get confused between when we should be feeling sleepy and when we should be more awake.

It’s really important that we emphasise the timing when it comes to fixing a sleep problem