Why your quality of your sleep matters for your long-term health goals

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - March 15 is World Sleep Day, and the experts say, indeed, the whole world should be concerned with the quality--and quantity--of their sleep.

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"Getting the right amount of sleep has long-term implications for your health, particularly mental and cardiovascular," said David Earnest with the Texas A&M Health Science Center. "Getting less than six hours a night takes a serious toll on your health."

Earnest explains that keeping a consistent schedule is important, and avoiding "social jet lag" on the weekends is key.

For the full conversation, see the video player above.