3 Common Sleep Myths Debunked

We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. But there are so many myths out there about the best way to achieve this, and it can be hard to tell what's true and what isn’t.

Today we're going to debunk some of the most common myths about sleep so that you can rest easy knowing you're making smart decisions for your health.

 

Myth #1: You Need Exactly Eight Hours of Sleep Every Night

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Not necessarily! Everyone has different needs when it comes to sleep, and eight hours may not be right for everyone. Some people only need six or seven hours while others may need nine or ten in order for their body and mind function optimally during the day.

The key is finding out how much sleep works best for you by experimenting with different amounts until you find one that leaves you feeling refreshed each morning without needing an afternoon nap or coffee pick-me-up.



Myth #2: Just One Late Night Is Bad For Your Health

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While staying up late on occasion won't kill us, regularly getting too little shut eye will definitely have an impact on our overall wellbeing in both the short-term (elevated stress levels) & long-term (increased risk of obesity).

That being said, if done responsibly, late nights aren’t always bad as they give us more opportunities throughout our days. but try not overdo them as regular lack of quality rest could lead serious illnesses down the line such as heart disease & type 2 diabetes.



Myth #3: Naps Aren't Necessary

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Taking naps during the afternoon actually helps to recharge your batteries after a long day, which allows your brain cells recover from fatigue faster than usual.

Studies also show that taking brief naps help improve alertness and cognitive performance throughout activities later into the evening compared to people who don’t take naps at all.


Pro tip: Keep your naps no longer than 20 minutes otherwise they might disrupt your routine which would cause difficulty falling asleep at bedtime.

 

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We hope this article helped clear up any confusion around these common misconceptions related sleeping habits.


Remember, everybody has unique needs when it comes to resting patterns. Experiment and find out what’s optimal for your lifestyle then create a consistent plan to achieve maximum productivity on a daily basis!


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