Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Wellness

How To Tell If You're Getting Too Little (Or Too Much) Sleep

Everyone has to sleep -- but not everyone has to sleep the same amount.

In fact, even why exactly we need sleep is still barely understood by experts in the field, according to a new video from AsapSCIENCE. And while seven to eight hours a night seems to be ideal for the average person, the perfect night's rest really isn't one-size-fits-all.

Watch the video above for the health effects of too little (or too much!) shut-eye -- and how to know if you're getting the right amount.