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Short Sleep and Your Health

The October issue of the journal Sleep showcases research that may be sobering for people who struggle with chronic insomnia. Short sleepers—defined variously as people who report getting 5 or fewer, 6 or fewer, or less than 7 hours of sleep a night—are more vulnerable to a host of nasties, including obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, suicidal ideation, and dementia.

But sleep length is only one factor in the equation that predicts long-term health.