When it comes to a restful night’s sleep, many of us drift off peacefully and quickly. For others, they need a bit of assistance. We may think that we know the basics of sleeping, but there are many misconceptions about what it takes to feel rested and what is best for us. To help you understand what you need, take a look at the truth behind these common misconceptions.
Common Misconceptions About Sleeping
Myth: I can catch up on any missed sleep over the weekend.
If you miss a few hours of sleep during the week, you can always catch up on sleep over the weekend, right? Think again. Although we may sleep for longer over the weekend, that doesn’t mean we are catching up on hours we’ve missed. It’s better to maintain a consistent schedule every night to feel rested.
Myth: Sleeping for longer is better.
There is such a thing of sleeping for too long. Oversleeping is linked to major health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and depression. It can also end up causing headaches and might increase your chance of being overweight.
Myth: You only dream in a very deep sleep.
You can dream in all stages of sleep. However, dreams tend to be the most vivid during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which happens during a lighter cycle of sleep.
Did you believe these sleep myths? Aim to get a better night’s sleep by relaxing before bed, avoiding technology, and maintaining a consistent schedule. For all of your personal and commercial insurance needs, contact us today.