Even if the importance of sleep is something that is usually overlooked, it is still one of the most important parameters to ensure that a person is happy and healthy. In order for you to appreciate even more why you should avoid becoming always sleep-deprived, we have listed in this articles some of the most common facts and myths about it.

MYTH: It is alright to not get around 7 hours of sleep per night as long as your body can adapt to this sleep habit.

FACT: Just because you do not see the repercussions of not having adequate sleep right away, this does not mean that this will always be the case. Time will come that you will surely be surprised on how sleepless nights may affect your health in the long run. What you need to remember is that there is such a thing as “accumulated sleep loss”. This means that everytime to do not complete the recommended number of sleep, then you are just addition to your sleep debt.

According to experts, it is important for adults to get around 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.

MYTH: The quality of your bed is not important as long as you are comfortable with it.

FACT: Your mattress plays an important role in ensuring that you have a good night’s sleep. One of the most important factors to consider is firmness. Just because a mattress is firm, it already means that it is good for you. First of all, this is highly subjective. Some people love a firm mattress while others want something with only medium firmness. The most important thing is that your folding mattress should be able to support your whole body. It should be able to hug your body perfectly while letting your spine keep its proper alignment.

Yes, it is important that your mattress is comfortable, but it is just one of the facets that you should look into.

MYTH: When you get older, you will need fewer hours of sleep.

FACT: And while it is true that sleep patterns change as a person ages, it does not necessarily mean that you will need lesser amount of sleep as you age. You might have noticed though that older people get less nighttime sleep because of many factors, but they still need to complete the recommended hours of sleep. Old people also love to take afternoon breaks, which is also a factor as well.

MYTH: Since snoring is very common, it is not something that you should worry about.

FACT: It is true that snoring is common, but it is not something that should be ignored. What you need to understand is that it is actually a sign of sleep apnea, which is a sleep problem wherein the airflow is blocked. The longer you have this problem, the more you are putting yourself at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. If you are one of those who snore loudly or if it is already affecting your partner’s sleep, then it is time to visit a doctor.

MYTH: The only sign that you are insomniac is when you have difficulty in falling asleep.

FACT: People suffering from insomnia does not only have difficulty in falling asleep. This condition is also characterized by episodes of waking up very early and then having difficulty in sleeping again, if you wake up many times the whole night and lastly, if you were able to sleep, but feels like you are still not refreshed.

These are just some of the most common misconceptions that are related to sleep. Hopefully, you will be able to apply these new learnings in order to have not only better quality of sleep, but life as well.