Your Health: Sleeping Myths & Facts

MYTH: To sleep well, the room should be warm.
MYTH: It's not good to sleep on your stomach.
MYTH: Older people need less sleep.
MYTH: Falling asleep with TV or laptop helps sleep.
MYTH: All exercise before bedtime makes it harder to sleep.
MYTH: To sleep well you need a firm mattress.

FACT: Lack of sleep can make you physically sick.
FACT: Regular daily exercise improves sleep.
FACT: Being overweight may cause you to sleep poorly.
FACT: Eating before bedtime hinders falling asleep.
FACT: Caffeine late in the day may cause a restless night.
FACT: Insomnia is often hereditary.
FACT: Counting games helps to fall asleep.