4 of the biggest sleep myths, busted

The importance of a good night’s sleep is something many of us overlook. From politicians and celebrities who claim to need less sleep than us normal harmful folk, to assumptions that we can make up for lost sleep at weekends – many sleep myths might sound believable, but they could actually be to our health.

Typically, adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep, but a lot of us aren’t getting enough. The Sleep Foundation found that 35.2% of all UK adults sleep for less than seven hours per night on average, while in the UK, almost one in five have trouble falling asleep every single night. This lack of sleep can result in a myriad of health problems, as well as disrupting our work productivity, social lives and general mood.

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