Sweet Dreams: Debunking Common Myths About SleepChristina Walker, Chief Science Researcher
A good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you need to start your day right. However, many people tend to deprioritize sleep and believe trending tips and tricks can make up for their lack of proper shut-eye. Know the truth about these common sleep misconceptions so that you can finally feel well-rested when you wake up in the morning.
Myth 1: You can get by on a few hours of sleep
While you may be able to occasionally manage a day on just a couple hours of sleep, your body will suffer if you do so regularly. Sleep helps both your physical and mental health, as it gives your brain and body a chance to rest. As you snooze, your body can repair muscles, boost your immunity, and improve your decision-making skills. To see these benefits, most people need between seven and nine hours of sleep every night.
Myth 2: Having trouble falling asleep isn’t a major health concern
Everyone has a night here or there when they can’t seem to fall asleep. However, only 10 to 18% of adults in the United States experience chronic sleep issues. Insomnia is a serious sleep disorder that not only affects a person’s ability to sleep during the night, but function during the day.
If you have been having trouble falling asleep for three or more nights per week for at least three months, you may want to consider natural sleep aids. A natural sleep supplement can help you get to sleep more easily and stay asleep. When you wake up from a good night’s sleep you won’t feel the daytime drowsiness, sour mood, or constant lethargy you did after those sleepless nights.
Myth 3: You can catch up on lost sleep over the weekend
In reality, you accumulate what’s known as a sleep debt when you miss out on a full night’s sleep for several nights in a row. Many people will try to make up for sleep loss by getting one long night of sleep on the weekend, but this typically only results in you feeling refreshed for six hours or less after waking up.
If your sleep debt is short-term, generally about 10 hours of lost sleep during a week, try to add three or four extra hours of sleep to each weekend night and an hour or two to each night during the following week. For long-term sleep debt, you may need an extended period of time in which you can focus on sleeping every night until you naturally wake up. On these nights of extra sleep, you may want to turn to a natural sleep aid to ensure that you get that much-needed rest.
Check out MagniLife’s range of sleep assisting products today or contact a customer service professional to learn more about your options for sleep aids and pain relief creams that can give you the good night’s sleep that you’ve been searching for.