The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7 to 9 hours for adults ages 18 to 64. Insufficient sleep is associated with poor health, including diabetes, weight gain, and diminished cognitive abilities. When it comes to driving, sleep deprivation is like being intoxicated; sleepy drivers cause thousands of car accidents every year

Getting enough sleep may boost your immune system, and you will likely get sick less often. It reduces the risk for serious medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. A good night’s sleep helps maintain healthy body weight. Being well rested provides more energy, lowers stress and improves your mood. Sleep is also associated with improved relationships.