Sleep is the best part of your day, but there may be a few sleep myths you’ve always lived by, and we are here to bust your favorite myths so you can get SWEETER sleep.
"I'll sleep when I'm dead!!"
You have probably heard at some point in your career you don’t need a full 8 hours of sleep from some overly ambitious, sleepy, try-hard. Don’t listen to that person!... as you’re nodding off at your desk, you are actively dreading your decision to stay up past 9:00 pm (yes, I said 9:00 pm). Based on the CNN Health article: Wake up, people: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study says, the average adult needs anywhere from 7-10 hours. Yes, not only does your body crave those extra hours of sleep, but it demands it. Sleeping for 6 hours or less may be doable, but it will leave your body fatigued and craving rest at every moment. You will be more likely to start drifting off to sleep at the wrong moments such as at the office, behind the wheel, or even during your favorite tv shows! Trust me, get to bed early and your body will thank you later.
"I need to lay in bed for 45 min. to fall asleep"
If you're having trouble getting to sleep, you might want to get out of bed. I’m sure many people believe if you lay there long enough, you’ll eventually drift off into a sweet slumber, but this assumption is false! A healthy sleeper will fall asleep within 15 minutes! I know it sounds weird, but it is true. If you find yourself struggling to fall asleep you should get out of bed, keep the lights low, and do a relaxing task. If you lay in bed tossing and turning for hours your body will start to equate your bed as a place not to sleep. So, don’t force it, just relax.
"I need the TV to fall asleep...it’s just the best background noise"
I’m sure at this point we already know that watching tv before bed is probably not the best time for a bright, flashing screen to be on but let’s go over it for those struggling to get past this myth. Most devices emit a bright blue light, which alerts the brain to stay awake and active. As you can imagine, this can’t be the best for you at bedtime. Some of you still swear by sleeping with the TV on so, if you are struggling to fall asleep without your tv or phone, try dimming the backlight or changing the tones on the television to warmer yellows and reds. The red and yellow tones have shorter wavelengths and don't disturb the release of melatonin in the brain.
Sleep is a serious topic, and that’s why it is important to know the truth about all the myths we have accepted as fact. If there is one thing that we know to be 100% fact, is if you want a better night’s sleep, you need to stop sleeping on one mattress and start sleeping on 700 tiny mattresses. The SleepOvation mattress provides unmatched comfort and support. That way you get to bed faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up refreshed and way-way SWEETER.