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These 4 Myths About Sleep Are Finally Busted

September 30, 2015 2 min read

Sleep is a precious part of our overall wellbeing. But there are so many dos and don'ts when it comes to catching your z's. How many hours do we really need? Does how old we are coincide with the amount we need each night? And what about naps? Are they acceptable? It's time to bust the biggest myths on sleep so you can get back to doing you. Myth: You Need 8 Hours of Sleep a Night sleep Truth: The hours needed per night depends on the person. It's all about REM patterns. You'll find you're the most tired not when you've gotten less than 8 hours, but when you awake in the middle of REM cycle. Myth: The Older You Get, The Less Sleep You Need sleep Truth: The amount of sleep we need does not depend on your age. Seven to nine hours is the recommended amount, whether you’re in your 30s or your 60s. Myth: Hitting Snooze Is OK sleep Truth: Hitting snooze just means you're sleep-deprived, and as you nod off again, you're entering another cycle that will only cause confusion when your alarm goes off again. Best way to get out of bed? Just get out of bed! Myth: You Can Catch Up On Sleep Over the Weekend sleep Truth: Catching up one night can certainly make you feel refreshed, but studies have found that this only takes place for the first 6 hours, after which you tend to respond slower to your surroundings than usual. Try to stay consistent each night instead. Had you been living by any of these myths? Source: Pure Wow Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_111237" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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