Sleep can change someone’s life
I once treated a State Bureau of Investigation agent who was taken out of the field because he fell asleep during stakeouts. He had severe sleep apnea, so I put him on a CPAP machine (which delivers constant air to the nose). Two weeks later, his wife hugged me and said, “Thank you for giving me my husband back.” As they walked out, she handed me a stack of papers and said, “I won’t need these anymore.” It was their divorce papers. That kind of story is why I’m a sleep doctor. These are the 7 sleep myths that are ruining your good night’s rest.
Sources: Board-certified sleep specialists Stephanie Silberman, PhD, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Muhammad Najjar, MD, at Northshore Sleep Medicine in Evanston, Illinois; Meir H. Kryger, MD, former chair of the National Sleep Foundation; and Michael Breus, PhD, author of Good Night: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health
You may not need eight hours
The latest research shows the right amount of sleep is what leaves you energized the next day. I’m a sleep doctor, and I’ve been a six-and-a-half-hour sleeper my entire adult life. These are the 10 things that happen to your body when you get too much sleep.