- Getting less than six hours of shut-eye a night has been associated with heart attacks, strokes, obesity and diabetes
- The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says adults should get at least seven hours of sleep a night
- Sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea could have an even larger toll on your health
(CNN)We have all experienced the aftermath of a bad night's sleep: grogginess, irritability, difficulty carrying out even the simplest of tasks. A growing amount of research suggests that not getting enough shut-eye could also have insidious effects on heart disease, obesity and other conditions.