Getting the proper amount of sleep these days isn’t always easy. There are so many things to do, and so many ways to get distracted, that it can be difficult to consider your sleep to be a priority.
There are many different ways you can make sure that your body gets the sleep it needs, and it all starts with being knowledgeable about why sleep is so important. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at some of the most common myths and misconceptions about sleep:
Myth: When you sleep, your entire body becomes inactive.
- Fact: As more research is conducted on the topic, we’re learning that the human brain is very much “awake” during periods of sleep. This is when the brain stores memories and “recharges” so that you can wake up and feel ready to take on the day physically and
- Myth: You can catch up on sleep you miss.
- Fact: When you don’t get enough sleep one week, you can’t just “make up for it” the next week by sleeping more than usual. This is an especially serious misconception, and because of it, many teens and adults don’t prioritize their sleep schedules. In fact, 43% of teens and adults say they don’t get enough sleep during the week and 46% of parents with young children say they never get enough sleep.
- Myth: Being tired during the day is a result of not prioritizing your sleep.
- Fact: While daytime sleepiness couldbe the result of getting fewer than seven hours of sleep, it could also mean that your sleep quality is very poor. Low-quality sleep is usually a result of waking up during the night and/or not going through REM cycles during sleep. It could mean that outside factors are affecting your comfort while sleeping. Many people treat this issue by investing in a adjustable bed, by changing the temperature of their room, or by making sure that no light enters the room during the night.
Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.