For almost a year now, I have only been sleeping for about 4 to 6 hours on a regular day.51Rome JuanatasDarius ForouxApr 19, 2019·1 min readThat’s true on average. But the true amount of sleep you need is genetic. Some people only need 5 hours. That might be you. But that’s a small group. Most people still need the 7–9 hours.