Common sleep myths can harm your health
Today’s Video of the Day from NYU Langone Health describes how common sleep myths can be detrimental to our health.
For example, some people believe that alcohol is a good idea before bed to help them fall asleep. The reality is that alcohol deprives the body of good quality rest and deep sleep.
Another common myth that was negated by the researchers is related to snoring. While many people believe that snoring is harmless, it can also be a sign of a potentially serious sleep disorder that affects breathing known as sleep apnea.
“Sleep is a vital part of life that affects our productivity, mood, and general health and well-being,” said study lead author Dr. Rebecca Robbins. “Dispelling myths about sleep promotes healthier sleep habits which, in turn, promote overall better health.”
Video Credit: NYU Langone Health