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In order to sleep better, you mustn’t believe these myths

A lot is written about sleep and how to improve sleep. You better not believe these myths from now on to ensure you get a good night’s sleep! That may sound cliche, but it’s really true!

  1. Catch some extra sleep on the weekend

Many people use the weekend to refuel. They go to bed later and sleep in longer. It’s sometimes said that it’s better to stick to your normal rhythm during the weekend. Sleeping in on the weekend would mess up your normal rhythm. According to scientists, that is. By sleeping more on the weekend, your internal clock won’t reset. It’s better to keep your biological rhythm as constant as possible.

2. A warm, cosy bed contributes to your sleep

Cosy, three different blankets in bed, but it’s not necessary. Of course, one blanket is fine, but your body will regulate the body temperature itself. A cooler environment results in a lower body temperature, which means you fall asleep faster. A simple way to make it cooler in your room is to open a window or door.

3. Doing a workout later in the day badly influences your sleep

It’s sometimes said that exercising later in the day disrupts your sleep. This isn’t true. There’s even a study where people exercised 90 minutes before going to sleep and had no trouble falling asleep. They also woke up less often during the night and were in a good mood.

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4. You need less sleep the older you get

You may think that older people get up early and go to bed earlier. It’s not that older people need less sleep. The biological clock does change as you get older. This makes it more difficult for older people to get the sleep they actually want.

5. Stay in bed when you wake up in the middle of the night

Getting up in the middle of the night would keep you from falling asleep. If you haven’t fallen asleep within twenty minutes, it’s best to get out of bed to get some exercise, dim the lights and grab a book. Don’t grab your phone or laptop. It’s important for your brain to associate your bed with sleep.

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