The Way You Think About Sleep Is Wrong

Optimize sleep quality, not quantity. Here’s how.

Thomas Smith
Elemental

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When most people think about sleep, they treat it like a simple subtraction problem. “I went to bed at 10 p.m. and woke up at 6 a.m.,” the normal thinking goes, “Eight hours passed between my bedtime and wake time, so that means I got eight hours of sleep! I’m solid!”

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