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Exploring the Truth Behind Common Sleep Myths

Last updated 5 years ago

The way you sleep affects your entire waking life. In order to get the best kind of sleep, you have to understand what qualifies as good slumber.  Keep reading to learn the truth behind some of the most common myths about sleeping:

Myth: Insomnia Is Not Dangerous
Your body relies on sleep to perform all of its important functions. If you cannot sleep for long periods of time, it will have an effect on every aspect of your life. Whether you have trouble falling asleep, sleeping soundly, or feeling lethargic even after you have slept, you could be suffering from insomnia. Talk to your doctor about your sleep troubles and try to find a solution that helps your body and your mind get the rest they need.

Myth: Strenuous Physical Activity at Night Helps Me Sleep
Although exercise can encourage the body to relax and sleep deeply, it is not a good idea to do it within three hours of bedtime. Working out sends endorphins through the body and can actually make you feel more awake. It also increases body temperature, which keeps your body from preparing for sleep like it should. Move your workouts to the morning or the afternoon to enjoy better sleeping habits.

Myth: Computers and Television Provide a Helpful Sleep Aid
These illuminated screens can actually keep you from falling sleep. Overstimulation from laptops or exciting television shows so not help your brain wind down for the night. If possible, remove the computer and the television from the bedroom to create an environment that is peaceful enough for you to sleep soundly.

With the great selection of iComfort sleep systems, memory foam, and Serta mattresses at Mancini’s Sleepworld, you can start to improve your sleeping patterns. We have thirty-one locations throughout Northern California to make it easy for you to fall asleep. To learn more about our products or locations, call (800) 641-5337.


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