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Learn to function on less sleep

As much as we’d like to think we can train our bodies to need less sleep, the science says the opposite.

All of the evidence shows, without a shadow of a doubt, that chronic insufficient sleep, of five-six hours or less, is associated with a host of unfavorable consequences.

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It is not as good as sleeping. 

Habitual sleep deprivation is associated with diverse and far-reaching health effects and none of them is good.

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