People Without Electricity Don’t Get 8 Hours’ Sleep Either

By Traci Watson, National Geographic Don’t blame the lure of a glowing smartphone for keeping you up too late. Even people without modern technology don’t sleep the night away, new research says. Members of three hunter-gatherer societies who lack electricity—and thus evenings filled with Facebook, Candy Crush, and 200 TV channels—get an average of onlyContinue reading “People Without Electricity Don’t Get 8 Hours’ Sleep Either”

How Much Sleep Should You Get? New Recommendations Released

There are new recommendations for how much time people should spend snoozing. The new guidelines, released by the National Sleep Foundation, include small changes to the recommended ranges for the amount of sleep that children and teens should get. Most of the new advice recommends wider sleep ranges than before. Now, there are also specificContinue reading “How Much Sleep Should You Get? New Recommendations Released”