"I'll sleep when I'm dead." How many times have we heard this declaration of invincibility from a co-worker, friend, family member, or even the sleep-deprived demons that live restlessly in our heads? We live in a culture that celebrates the walking dead, the adults wandering around aimlessly throughout the day barely functioning on a few hours sleep. Regardless for the reasons that motivate people to eschew sleep, the fact remains that sleep represents just as much of a contributor to living a healthy life as diet and exercise. For our health, we need to ponder the answer to the question, "How much sleep do adults need." How Much Sleep is Enough for Adults? According to the highly respected National Institute of Health (NIH), the answer to "How much sleep do adults need" does not vary much among the adult population. You've heard co-workers justify two to three hours of sleep per night by exclaiming, "My body knows how much sleep it needs." Hectic work schedules and immense family … [Read more...] about How Much Sleep Do Adults Need?