People Who Sleep Less than 8 Hours a Night More Likely to Suffer from Depression, Anxiety (video) Binghamton University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Credit Binghamton University, State University of New York. Usage Restrictions The video may only be used with appropriate caption or credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.