Separating facts from fiction about, [ guess what? ] , you guessed = sleep

Separating facts from fiction about, [ guess what? ], you guessed - sleep.

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************* Sleep IS EXTREMELY important as we spend about a third of our life doing it. There is so much information out there about sleep it's enough to make your head spin. Here, are some common myths about it:


  • Myth #1 = People need less sleep with age

Fact: people often get less sleep as they get older, in part because they are more likely to develop a sleep disorder such as insomnia or sleep apnea. One of the best ways t oknow how much sleep you need is to gradually give yourself more and more sleep until you feel rested during the day.


  • Myth #2 = Everyone needs 8 hours of sleep

Fact: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that adults should sleep 7 or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health. Children and teens need even more sleep.


  • Myth #3 = Watching TV helps you fall asleep

Fact: While some people like tohave the background noise of the TV to help them fall asleep, the changing volume and lighting of the TV can break up the quality of your sleep and may lead you to wake up in the middle of the night.


  • Myth #4 = Drinking a warm glass of milk or herbal tea will help you fall asleep

Fact: There is very little evidence of specific foods helping or interfering with sleep. What IS known is that you don't want to go to bed hungry or on a full stomach. Having a light snack before bed can be helpful for finding this middle ground.


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Randi, CSSC

Owner and founder of The Sleep Habit Solution

Creator of Women Who Can't Sleep Women Who Can’t Sleep Support Group is a public group to help, support, give tips to other women who lack quality sleep. Sleep IS the foundation of performing ALL duties. Deprivation of sleep affects:

  • feeling of drowsy, irritable, depression sets in

  • struggling to take in new information at work, remembering things or making decisions

  • craving more healthy foods, which could cause weight gain

  • If this happens night after night, it places a tremendous strain on your nervous system, body and overall health. So, if you’re not sleeping well or aren’t feeling rested when you wake up in the morning, JOIN my group.