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Researchers Debunk Sleep Myths

How many hours of sleep do you think adults should have? Four, five, or, seven?

Researchers at NYU (New York University) Langone Health’s School of Medicine conducted a study that was published last Tuesday, with Rebecca Robbins being the lead investigator. She states that there is a link between a person’s waking success and good sleep. But oftentimes, they find themselves debunking sleep myths whether to their families and friends.

From CNN:

Robbins and her colleagues combed through 8,000 websites to discover what we thought we knew about healthy sleep habits and then presented those beliefs to a hand-picked team of sleep medicine experts. They determined which were myths and then ranked them by degree of falsehood and importance to health.

Head over to the article to see the top 10 unhealthy assumptions we make about sleep. And please don’t doze off while reading the article. It is important.

(Image Credit: Yoshikazu TAKADA / Wikimedia)


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After sleeping only about 6 hours every night for the past year or so, I decided to get more sleep. So I decided to go to bed early ... and woke up 6 hours later in the middle of the night! Grrr!
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Pretty legit article. I agree that adults need more sleep than they realize. The body has to rebuild and heal from things that are often hidden from us. That being said, I find it easier to fall asleep with TV on altho it seems to not be good for me. Maybe I should try to fall asleep more without it, I duno.
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