Experimenting with SleepWe’ve heard some ridiculous “old wives tales” over the past few years, so in order to debunk a few myths we set our blogger the task of testing some well-known theories. Her results are outlined in the videos below. If you have a myth you’d like debunked or a theory put to the test. Or simply want to set our blogger a challenge, get in touch.
Popular Sleep Myths
- Watching TV helps you fall asleep. The blue light emitted by TVs, laptops and mobile phone screens wreaks havoc with your melatonin production, keeping you awake.
- Snoring is harmless. Very untrue. In fact it can be a sign of serious health issues. Find out more about snoring here.
- Everyone needs 8 hours sleep a night. It has been proven that our sleep cycles are 90 minutes long. So you should sleep in multiples of 1.5 hours. 6, 7 and a half or 9 are recommended. Use the free online Sleepytime Calculator to work out what time to go to bed.