Americans need more sleep

We thought this was a fitting article for daylight savings day. After all, we would love to have our hour of sleep back!

Sleep experts tell us adults need seven to nine hours a day. But one-third of all Americans are getting LESS than that.

And scientists see a dangerous downside. Unless you happen to be among the lucky few who seem perfectly cast for our frantic email/cell phone/iPad/instant messaging sleep-deprived world.

Researcher Ying-Hui Fu was altering the genes of lab rats to study their sleep habits. When she reached out to ordinary people to see how they compared, she discovered a whole new class of what she calls short sleepers.

*Yawn* Anyone else tired? Ugh, oh well. I’ll just grab a coffee! :-)

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