What are some myths about sleep?

Woman sleeping in bed; text on bottom: myths about sleep.

There are several common myths about sleep, including the following1:

Citations

  1. National Sleep Foundation. (n.d.). Myths and facts about sleep. Retrieved March 26, 2019, from https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/myths-and-facts-about-sleep 
  2. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (n.d.). Sleep apnea. Retrieved June 12, 2017, from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/sleep-apnea
  3. Floras, J. S. (2014). Sleep apnea and cardiovascular risk. Journal of Cardiology, 63(1), 3–8. Retrieved June 19, 2017, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24084492 
  4. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2009). At-a-glance: Healthy sleep. Retrieved June 12, 2017, from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep_atglance.pdf (PDF 1.80 MB)
  5. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (n.d.). Brain basics: Understanding sleep. Retrieved June 12, 2017, from https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Understanding-Sleep
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