Debunking Sleep Myths
Think you know all there is about sleeping? We're here to set the record straight on some common sleep myths.
Sleep science has come a long way but there’s still a lot of misinformation out there.
We’re here to dispel some common sleep myths and set the record straight!
Research has proved this common myth to be completely false.
After multiple days of not enough sleep, you’re likely to start feeling drowsy during the day. While this drowsiness may stabilise over the coming weeks or months, this doesn’t mean your body is becoming used to less sleep.
A prolonged lack of sleep can greatly impact your decision-making, memory and creativity.
Experts recommend adults should aim for roughly seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
Some people carry a genetic mutation that allows them to naturally sleep for less than recommended, and still wake up ready and refreshed. But these people are the exception to the rule.
While the length of your sleep is very important, what matters most is the quality of your sleep.
For example, fragmented sleep and constantly waking up throughout the night interferes with your ability to move through the sleep cycle.
You should be aiming for high-quality, uninterrupted sleep, regardless of how many hours you’re resting.
Excessive daytime drowsiness usually stems from insomnia, insufficient sleep, or even an underlying disorder like sleep apnoea.
Your goal for a good sleep isn’t to be able to rest in the most unconventional environments – it’s to achieve high-quality sleep that reinforces a healthy circadian rhythm.
We all love an afternoon siesta, but a good nap is no substitute for quality night-time sleep.
Naps can throw your sleep schedule off and make it harder to rest at night. If you have a long nap, you tend to wake up feeling drowsy and disoriented.
If you’re going to treat yourself to a nap, aim for around 30 minutes and try to do it early in the afternoon.
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Article Source: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/myths-and-facts-about-sleep