5 Sleep Myths You Shouldn't Believe

October 11, 2019
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Am I the only one that believed this stat all the way up until today? Remember that fact that says the average person swallows 8 spiders a year in their sleep?  Well, that's not actually true.  A writer back in 1993 started spreading the myth ito show how gullible we all are and we believed it!

Well SWNS shared a new survey on sleep myths and here are the ones most of us still believe:

 

Myth #1:  Drinking alcohol before bed helps you sleep.  32% believe that stat, but it's not true.  It might knock you out, but alcohol messes with the quality of your sleep, so you wake up feeling less rested.

Myth #2:  Leaving the TV on helps you fall asleep.  30% believe it, but the opposite is true.  The blue light from your TV screen or phone actually keeps you up.

Myth #3:  The older you get, the less sleep you need.  29% of us believe it.  Teenagers should get up to nine hours of sleep, compared to seven or eight for the rest of us.  But after that, it stays the same.  You don't need less sleep the older you get.

Myth #4:  Some people just don't dream.  25% believe it, but everyone dreams.  You just might not remember them.

Myth #5:  Sleeping on your left side helps with digestion.  25%.  A ton of articles online claim it's true.  But at best, it's just a theory.  There's no real evidence it works. 

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