In the age of information, misinformation is everywhere. There are myths about eating for the environment, myths about lube, myths about beauty—myths about basically everything, and that certainly includes myths about sleep.
For instance, you’ve likely heard that everyone should be getting eight hours of sleep each night. The truth is, while the National Sleep Foundation does recommend between seven and nine hours of sleep per night (so an average of eight hours) for healthy adults, the amount of sleep each person needs is actually personal to them and reliant on a number of factors, including age and genetics. And that’s just one of many distorted truths that are pervasive with respect to sleep health.