Feeling sleep deprived today? Moving the clocks back for Daylight Saving Time can do that. Brody Jackson made mention of the negatives, such as possible heart attack or stroke. Not good.
Sleep experts at Baylor University have done research regarding SLEEP. They debunk and explain some common sleep myths . Since we spend a third of our lives attempting to sleep , the research is thought- provoking. Here’s what they found.
- If you die in a dream then you die in real life! NOT substantiated, instead such dreams can help us prepare for stressful situations.
- SNORING is a sign of disease: Sleep Apnea and snoring are linked. When you stop breathing as happens while snoring , heart problems can ensue.
- IF you can’t fall asleep in 20 minutes you should get out of bed: It’s true. Getting out of bed and doing something boring without the lights on , can improve your chances of falling asleep.
- After a night of “recovery sleep”, you restore damage from pulling an all-nighter; NO! Sleep deprivation damages the frontal lobe, responsible for memory, decision making and more.
- FULL Moon causes sleep problems; This is not the case according to pooled research. I still believe otherwise.
- You can fall asleep while driving without realizing it; YES it’s true , called “ micro- sleeps”. Much like the body’s need for food and water , the brain will shut down for 3 to 5 seconds.
- Some people’s bodies are paralyzed for minutes when they wake up; This is true. Sleep paralysis happens when brain functions are mixed up. This lasts but a few seconds.
- Smartphone Apps can reliably measure your sleep; NO. The only effective way is to be wired up to measure brain waves in a sleep clinic.
- The Latest that we should consume caffeine is 6 hours prior to bed; Yes this is true. It becomes harder to fall asleep and sleep quality wasn’t as good.
Hope the above was helpful and interesting. Here’s another link which may improve your rest. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/getting-better-sleep.htm