This Is the Exact Amount of Sleep You Need to Be Happy (Down to the Minute)

Kaitlyn McLintock

According to the old adage, healthy sleep requires a full eight hours to work its magic—to rest your body, organise your mind, imbue you with energy, and regulate your mood. Not to mention smooth, calm, and brighten your skin (beauty sleep is real, people!). So, until now, I took that magic eight number as scripture, aspiring to snooze away eight hours each night in the name of happier and healthier days.

According to a new survey, however, I’ve been sleeping longer than I have to. At least when it comes to gaining those precious mood benefits. In fact, I’ve been sleeping 54 minutes too long. That’s right—researchers surveyed over 2000 participants to find the exact time—down to the very minute—it takes for sleep to most effectively boost your happiness. Keep reading to learn how long you should be sleeping in order to become your happiest self.

To view the full article, head over to Country Living. In the meantime, read up on how to wake up happy every day, according to a laughter therapist.

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