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: People who fall asleep fast are more likely to be sleep deprived.
The average person takes from 10-20 minutes to fall fully asleep. If you take less than five minutes to go to sleep, it’s likely you’re sleep deprived.
So, how much sleep should you be getting? Most people need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. If you’re getting less than that, it’s time to take a look at why, and what you can do to fix the problem. If the issue is related to bedding, a replacement may be in order. Check out our Recommended Products page for suggestions.