8 Sleep Myths

June 14, 2017


1. The brain shuts down and is inactive during sleep

While you sleep your brain sorts and processes information on what was going on that day. Then puts them into your long term memory.


2.  You can train yourself to get by with less sleep

The amount of sleep required varies from person to person, however, on average adults need 8 hours a night. Skipping out on an hour or so of sleep every now and then is fine but making it into a habit will catch up with you.


3. Sleeping in on the weekend prevents the effects of sleep during the next week

Catching up on lost sleep works but you can’t store sleep away in advanced.


4. Daytime sleepiness will always get better if you spend more time in bed

To get a good healthy night sleep the right length, timing and quality are needed. A range of sleep problems can impact your sleep quality and cause sleepiness during the day.


5. Daytime naps don’t help and waste time

Generally, adults don’t need daytime naps depending on their quality night’s sleep. However, they can be useful if there has been a loss of sleep at night.


6. The brain adjusts quickly to change in your sleep schedule

Your internal body clock takes time to adjust to change and until it does your sleep quality suffers.


7. We need less sleep when we are older

Once you stop growing and your sleeping needs stop changing they will stay the same for the rest of your life.


8. Regular snoring is normal

Snoring from time to time is a common problem, however, very loud snoring and every night is not normal. it can mean something is getting in the way of breathing during sleep.


Here at Wenatex The Sleep System we offer a range of Wenatex SilverMed® products that will ensure you are sleeping in the correct environment, orthopaedically and healthy. We also conduct sleep consultations tailored to each individual to help you get the best sleep you deserve. Contact Us today to find out more.


This blog is for information only. For health advice specific to you, please consult your Health Professional.


Source: https://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/public-information/fact-sheets-a-z/223-sleep-myths.html