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April 17, 2019 Wednesday 01:41:21 PM IST

Sleep Myths May Lead to Poor Sleep Habits and Health

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Several myths about sleep can cause people follow wrong sleep habits that may cause a major health crisis, a new research study points out.

The study is based on a review of over 8000 websites and the myths that were propagated through them. One of the myths propagated was that five hours of sleep was sufficient. Snoring was also considered to be harmless, according to the the research done by NYU School of Medicine. Alcoholism can also cause disruptions in sleep.The study was able to identify 20 sleep myths that have no scientific evidence and hence could cause harm to public.Some people even think lost sleep can be made up in weekends.

Improper sleep may cause heart disease, diabetes and obesity and hence it makes sense to follow proper sleep habits, according to medical experts.

Source: https://www.sleephealthjournal.org/article/S2352-7218(19)30025-7/fulltext



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