Have you ever met a person who complained that they were getting too much sleep? Yeah, me neither. Although there are probably a lucky few who are getting exactly what they need in terms of shut eye, the rest of us would probably love a little (or a lot) more. If you're trying to figure out how to know how much sleep your individual body needs, it's not always so obvious.
Although you may see a number of studies and reports claiming to have found the magic number for sleep, that info may not actually be right for you. If you're still feeling tired and rundown even after following all the expert guidelines, then you need a new plan. If your schedule is dictated by school, work, kids, or all of the above, getting the right amount of sleep is probably really tough. But not getting enough can have various effects on your overall health and wellness according to Heathline, so it's worth prioritizing. As a person who is chronically ready for a nap I know that's easier said than done, but little changes can mean a big improvement.
Here are seven ways to figure out if how much sleep you need, no matter what the experts say.