08/12/2013 07:49 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sleep Is The New Sex, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (VIDEO)

Some people can get by little sleep, but Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman stressed that most people need 7-8 hours per night. When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, she told me that when you don't get enough sleep, your body perceives it as stress. Without adequate sleep, your stress hormones will multiply, you'll crave carbohydrates and fat and you might even become irritable. It's also a stressor on your heart and lungs.

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For more tips on optimizing your health, see Dr. Snyderman's healthy living tips:

Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Healthy Living Tips

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