Poor sleep and stress can trigger each other and the results can be unfavorable for the individual, as reported by the Wisconsin State Journal.

The federal government recommends at least seven hours for adults, but sleep is a very individual thing, said Meredith Rumble, a UW-Madison researcher and lead psychologist for the Wisconsin Sleep Clinic. Every time there’s a media report about the need to get seven or eight hours of sleep each night, Rumble said she gets panicked inquiries from people worried they aren’t meeting the recommendation.