Key Points

* Why you should aim for 8.5 hours of sleep
* Dan’s research around synaptic homeostasis
* The importance of quantity and quality of sleep
* How wearables and tracking sleep can help better understand our sleep
* How SleepSpace can improve your sleep quality

 
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Discover How
tech is hurting sleep

"One of the main functions of sleep is to take all the information we get throughout the day and sort it into what's relevant. Its because one of the main functions of sleep is to process information." 

Daniel Gartenberg, Phd

We've always been told that eight hours a night was the ideal amount of sleep to function properly. Now, thanks to stress, science says we need more. 

SleepSpace founder, Daniel Gartenberg, PhD, adjunct assistant profressor at Biobehavioral Health at Penn State says that many humans actually need to be in bed eight in a half hours in order to get that 8 hours of sleep that you need. And many of us (about 10% of the population), need to spend even more time in bed than 8.5 hours to get the sleep that us needed for your body to be health. 

We used to sleep more afterall, but all the technology is hurting our sleep, with sleep amount down about an hour on average since the 50's. And now humans average about seven hours of sleep, despite the gigabytes of information that we are now consuming.

It doesn't add up... Unless you get enough sleep. 

With cellphones and social media, our brains are always a little bit on; our fight or flight response is always just a little bit activated. So there is this low- level anxiety that you may not even notice, but its there and you have to train yourself out of it to get the best sleep you can. 

 

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