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Getting enough sleep every night is important. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, sleep deficiency can make it difficult to remember information, make decisions, regulate behavior and emotions, focus, learn new information, and handle change. Individuals who don’t get enough sleep each night may also have slowed reaction times, need extended time to complete a task, and be more prone to slip ups and mistakes.
The CDC recommends that adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years get at least 7 hours of