Sleep Myths Exposed: 

What You Need to Know

Adjustable Beds' sleep experts wanted to know how true common beliefs about sleep are.

Based on their findings, they debunk five false myths about sleep that may even be preventing you from getting good sleep.

Count Sheep Makes You Fall Asleep Quicker

Oxford University researchers put this theory to the test. They discovered that relaxing visuals like waterfalls or beaches helped people fall asleep 20 minutes faster than counting sheep.

Less Sleep, More Efficiency

Studies have indicated that humans need between seven and nine hours of sleep per night for their health and well-being to remain at a peak. Lack of sleep can negatively affect our memory, mood, and productivity.

Several studies have demonstrated that people who sleep less than seven hours per night are more likely to be overweight or obese than those who sleep between seven and nine hours per night.

Sleep Less, Wake Up Earlier To Be Slimmer

A specialist on sleep hygiene and certified sleep science coach, Jill Zwarensteyn, agrees that naps are still beneficial as a means to refresh during the day.

Napping Is Lazy

You can repay Acute sleep debt by adjusting sleep schedules (going to bed earlier, sleeping in later, or napping) for a day or two (or longer, if necessary).

You Can't Make Up for Lost Sleep

Dr. Nicholas Dragolea of Noble Medical dispels this misconception by saying that while alcohol can help you fall asleep faster, it hinders your ability to enter the deeper, more restorative stages of sleep.

Alcohol Helps You Sleep Better

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