Feeling tired? You may have been listening to too many old wives’ tales about sleep.
Thanks to our friends at PureWow, we now know that much of what we thought we knew about sleep has been completely wrong. Read on to learn what your body has been trying to tell you about getting good, restorative shut-eye all along!
Myth: You Need 8 Hours of Sleep a Night
Truth: Sleep needs aren’t one-size-fits-all. Here’s how to determine how much snoozing is right for you.
Myth: The Older You Get, the Less Sleep You Need
Truth: The amount of sleep we need doesn’t change as we age. Find out what does.
Myth: Hitting Snooze is Okay
Truth: Want to confuse your body and make getting up even more difficult? Hitting snooze is the way to do it.
Myth: You Can Catch Up on Sleep Over the Weekend
Truth: One long night of extra sleep can actually do more harm than good. Find out why.
Myth: Daytime Naps are a Waste of Time
Truth: Naps can be great, as long as they’re kept in short increments. Learn why.
Myth: Waking Up At Night Means You’ll Be Tired All Day
Truth: Waking up may just be a natural part of your sleep cycle. Here’s what to do.
Myth: Never Wake A Sleepwalker
Truth: Think allowing a sleepwalker to wander is a good idea? Think again.