8 Common Myths About Sleep

Understanding these myths will help you get a good and healthy sleep.
1. Sleep on weekends?

We often tend to sleep "baked" on the weekend to make up for the whole week to get up early but in fact, keeping the sleep habit as usual will bring you health and alertness.
2. Exercise at night will be easy to sleep
Regular exercise makes it easier to sleep, but as long as you finish the exercise at least 3 hours before going to bed. So the best time to exercise is in the afternoon.
Exercise will cause your body temperature to rise and it takes about 6 hours to regain normal temperature. The resting period will cool the body, making it easier to fall asleep


8 Common Myths About Sleep

Older people need less sleep
It seems that older people need less sleep than younger people but the truth is that they also need 7-9 hours to sleep every day. However, their sleep schedule has changed a lot. They tend to sleep several times a day with short naps.
4. Try to sleep right away
If you wake up in the middle of the night and lie down 15-20 but can't sleep, don't try. Get out of bed and go to another room. You can do something to relax like listening to music or reading books

If you lie on the bed will only feel more nervous and stressed and of course will never be able to sleep again.

8 Common Myths About Sleep

5. TV helps to sleep

Watching TV or working with computers in the bedroom only makes it difficult to sleep even when you are sleepy. Therefore, it is best to use the bed only for sleeping and "love story" only - it is the best way to create a solid link between the bed and sleep.
6. "Love" at midnight makes it difficult to sleep
"Sex" will make the hormone endorphins increase secretion, make the body comfortable, reduce stress and sleep a lot more than normal.
7. Applying a blanket will help you fall asleep

You will sleep easily and sleep well when the body is cool. Therefore, if you want to cover a blanket, you should open a window so you can enjoy the fresh air while sleeping without being cold.

8 Common Myths About Sleep

Your body doesn't want to be too cold, but that doesn't mean it wants to be kept too warm.
8. A glass of wine makes it easier to sleep
Drinking alcohol will increase the feeling of tiredness and result in faster drowsiness but also shorter sleep duration (sleep is interrupted and may wake up in the middle of the night)..

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