MYTH 1: Men and women require the same amount of sleep TRUTH: The way women think causes more activity in the cerebral cortex, a part of the brain that requires more deep sleep to recover (1)
MYTH 2: Exercising makes it easier to fall asleep TRUTH: While exercise may help you sleep, doing so too close to bed time can make it harder to fall asleep (2)
MYTH 3: Alcohol helps you fall asleep TRUTH: Alcohol might make you feel sleepy, but it prevents you from getting the restorative sleep you need to feel rested (3)
MYTH 4: It’s good to fall asleep fast TRUTH: Falling asleep as soon as you hit the pillow may indicate you are sleep deprived (4)
MYTH 5: Sleeping through the night, means you received quality rest TRUTH: Even if it doesn't keep you up, light can negatively affect the quality of your sleep and compromise your immune system (5)
MYTH 6: Dreams only occur during REM TRUTH: Dreams can occur at all stages of sleep. It is hypothesized that different types of dreams occur in different stages of sleep in order to "catalog" our thoughts (6)
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(1) "Science Shows That Women Need More Sleep" - The Times. 6 February 2010, March 2011 (source).
(2) "Exercise Can Keep You Awake - Not Put You to Sleep" - The Telegraph, 08 June 2009, March 2011 (source).
(3) "Sleep, Sleepiness and Alcohol Use" - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism. March 2011. (source).
(4) "Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep" - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 21 May 2007. March 2011 (source).
(5) "Melatonin, Sleep Disturbance and Cancer Risk" - David E. Blask. 2008. March 2011 (source).
(6) "Study Disputes the Randomness of Dreams" - HealthyWell.com. E.J. Mundell 2004. March 2011 (source).