Myths and Facts

  • Myth: The older you get, the more sleep is necessary,
    • Fact: Our need of sleep does not change when we age. The elder might end to wake up more often, but still need the same amount of sleep than younger people.
  • Myth: Restless sleep helps us loose weight.
    • Fact: Little sleep gives us an oppurtunity to eat more, which causes a higher insulin production/usage that can lead to diabetes.
  • Myth: We don’t dream every night.
    • Fact: We do dream every night, but sometimes cannot remember about what.
  • Myth: A human being can sleep on stock.
    • Fact: Deconcentration rises when not having slept long enough.
  • Myth: Sleeplessness has no effects on psycholgical disorders such as depression.
    • Fact: Indeed it does, which also includes disorders such as insomnia, hypertension etc.
  • Myth: People who have sleep disorders should take many naps.
    • Fact: This method does help, but only in a few case. The sleep pressure cannot be put up correctly and falling asleep is more complicated
  • Myth: Sleep deprivation is not that important for a good life quality.
    • Fact: People who suffer feel agitated, agressive, irritated and might even have fatal insomnia. Lack of sleep is definitely life threatening.
  • Myth: We only need 6-7h of sleep
    • Fact: Everyone has periods of short sleep even when functioning well, but it makes people sick if sustained for decades.