You’ve probably been told “You really need to get more sleep!” a million times before. And you may have replied with something along the lines of, “I don’t need as much sleep as the average person, I swear!”

But is that really true from a scientific standpoint? And what happens if you aren’t getting enough shut-eye over an extended period of time? The video below from AsapSCIENCE has got you covered.

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Updated 6/19/2020