How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Many Americans don’t get enough rest — but our needs differ by age and other factors

Robert Roy Britt
Published in
5 min readJul 1, 2021


Photo: Kinga Cichewicz/Unsplash

Gone are the glorious days of youth when a good, long sleep was the norm. For many of us, some serious self-care is now needed to ensure a sufficient snooze. Scientists have several sleep tricks up their sleeves, and I’ll get to those.



What Are the Facts on Omicron? The Picture Is Getting Clearer

6 min read

Jan 15, 2022

Covid Vaccines and Fertility: All You Need To Know

11 min read

Jan 28, 2022

A New Approach to Parenting

5 min read

Feb 1, 2022

How ‘Soft Fascination’ Helps Restore Your Tired Brain

4 min read

Jun 16, 2021

Lyme Disease Cases Are Exploding. And It’s Only Going to Get Worse.

28 min read

Jun 19, 2019

Robert Roy Britt

Editor of Wise & Well, independent health and wellness journalist, author of Make Sleep Your Superpower.