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Sleep myths busted

The latest in sleep research suggests we have been misleading ourselves. A new study published in Sleep Health noted our tendency to believe in unsubstantiated notions about good sleep habits have been bad for our health. Researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine presented a list of the most commonly held beliefs about sleeping to a team of sleep medicine experts who set the record straight:

1) Seven to 10 hours a night is essential.

2) TV will delay your ability to fall asleep.

3) Alcohol prevents deep sleep.

4) A regular sleep schedule is key to syncing your biological rhythm.

5) Remembering your dreams means you slept poorly.

6) If you can’t get to sleep, don’t just lie there—you will associate your bed with insomnia. Get up and do something mindless instead.

Source: CNN Health