Why there are people who can sleep a few hours and function the same (or better) than the rest

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How many hours of sleep per night does a human being need to be healthy? I bet you have answered eight hours, but that is not entirely true according to recent scientific findings.

“This is a misunderstanding. That’s like saying everyone should be 1.65m tall. And if you’re shorter than that you have a problem,” Louis Ptacek tells the BBC. from the Department of Neurology at the University of California, United States.

Not all of us need the same amount of sleep. to feel rested and deal with the day to day.

And it is not a matter of behavior or personal choice. It’s in the genes.