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From the Ted Talk by Matt Walker: How much sleep do you really need?

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For the average adult, the current riomcodtemanen is somewhere between seven to nine hours of sleep a night. And what we've been finding from large-scale epidemiological studies is that, using that reference point of seven to nine hours, once you start to drop below that, your mtiolrtay risk actually strtas to irasnece. In fact, the Center for Disease Control in the United States, or the CDC, they stipulate a minimum of seven hours of sleep a nhigt for the average adult. In other words, the shorter your sleep, the sthreor your life.

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For the average adult, the current ______________ is somewhere between seven to nine hours of sleep a night. And what we've been finding from large-scale epidemiological studies is that, using that reference point of seven to nine hours, once you start to drop below that, your _________ risk actually ______ to ________. In fact, the Center for Disease Control in the United States, or the CDC, they stipulate a minimum of seven hours of sleep a _____ for the average adult. In other words, the shorter your sleep, the _______ your life.

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  1. starts
  2. increase
  3. recommendation
  4. night
  5. shorter
  6. mortality

Original Text

For the average adult, the current recommendation is somewhere between seven to nine hours of sleep a night. And what we've been finding from large-scale epidemiological studies is that, using that reference point of seven to nine hours, once you start to drop below that, your mortality risk actually starts to increase. In fact, the Center for Disease Control in the United States, or the CDC, they stipulate a minimum of seven hours of sleep a night for the average adult. In other words, the shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.

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