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Top 10 Sleep Myths

If you believe that adults need five or fewer hours of sleep per night (myth #1) or that it’s healthy to be able to fall asleep “anywhere, anytime” (myth #2), then this article, which focuses on the top ten unhealthy assumptions often made about sleep, is a must-read: https://www.ksl.com/article/46532699/wake-up-people-youre-fooling-yourself-about-sleep-study-says

In the article, Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow at NYU School of Medicine, reveals that sleeping five hours a night or less, consistently, greatly increases your risk for adverse health consequences and that falling asleep whenever and wherever is a sign that you’re not getting enough sleep.

I personally have been trying to explain to people for years that I require an absolute minimum of 8 hours per night of sleep to feel rested, so I was happy to read this article that supports my need for sleep! For myths #3-10, click on the link above. 🙂