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Sleep Myth Monday: Are Sleep Aids Bad or Good?

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all. Myth or Truth: Sleep aids are bad for you and should never be used. MYTH We prefer that no one uses drugs to help…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Bedbug Feeding Time

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all. Myth or Truth: An adult bedbug can survive for up to one year without eating. TRUTH It’s disgusting, but it’s true.  Bedbugs seem to…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Alcohol for Sleep

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: Alcohol helps you sleep. TRUTH Alcohol DOES make you sleepy. However, don’t take that as meaning that it’s a good sleep aid. Once the alcohol wears…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Exercise at Night?

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: Exercising in the evening is bad for your sleep. MYTH Exercise is definitely a good thing to do for your body, and it will help you…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Turkey and Tryptophan

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all. Myth or Truth: That sleepy feeling you get after Thanksgiving dinner is caused by the chemical tryptophan, which is found in turkey meat. MYTH Turkey…
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Monday Sleep Myth: Adult Sleep for Kids

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: Once children get to the age of 10, they need about the same amount of sleep as adults — around eight hours per night. TRUTH Children…
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Monday Sleep Myth: Insomnia Catch-Up

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: Insomniacs can’t usually catch up on sleep with an afternoon nap, even if they try. TRUTH While each person is different, for those with the type…
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Monday Sleep Myth: Male and Female Drowsy Drivers

  • Posted: September 22, 2014 
  • Filed under: Sleep Myths

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: Women are more likely than men to drive drowsy and nearly twice as likely than men to fall asleep behind the wheel. MYTH As usual, if…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Scents to Wake You Up

  • Posted: September 15, 2014 
  • Filed under: Sleep Myths

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: Of our six senses, the one that is most active while we sleep is the sense of smell. MYTH According to a 2004 study, our sense…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Seniors Sleep Less

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: As we get older, we need less sleep. MYTH Seniors typically don’t sleep as much as younger people, but it’s not because they don’t need it….
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