MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s the question we all want answered — What is the “perfect” amount of sleep?
Researchers in Finland analyzed sleep data from nearly 4,000 men and women. They determined that magic number is 7.6 hours for women and 7.8 hours for men.READ MORE: Longfellow Rising: The Rebirth Of Minneapolis' Epicenter Of Unrest
They found those who got more or less than the perfect amount of sleep each night, also had fewer sick days at work.READ MORE: Family Shocked To Find Water In Gas Tank - And More Shocked By How It Got There
For optimal female sleepers, they called in about seven days a year.
For men, about six days.MORE NEWS: Finding Minnesota: Bob Bell's Hockey Canes, From One Type Of Ice To Another
The study also found that men were more willing to take a sleeping aid in order to make sure they’d get the rest they needed.