These Are The Biggest Sleep Myths People Believe

We all know how important sleep is to our health, but it seems most people are pretty clueless when it comes to the science of sleep. In fact, while 70% of people insist they know a lot about the science of sleep, many still believe some ridiculous myths when it comes to shuteye.

Among the biggest sleeping myths people believe:

  • Drinking alcohol before bed helps you sleep (32%)
  • Watching TV/using a smartphone/tablet/computer helps you fall asleep (30%)
  • The older you get, the less sleep you need (29%)
  • Some people don’t dream at all (25%)
  • Sleeping on your left side helps digestion (25%)
  • You can train your body to function on less sleep than needed (24%)
  • Working out at night makes it harder to fall asleep (23%)
  • You can “make up” for lost sleep over the weekend (23%)
  • Falling asleep with wet hair will give you a cold (23%)
  • An hour of sleep before midnight is worth more than two after (23%)
  • You swallow eight spiders per year while you sleep (20%) 

Source:SNWNS Digital

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