Getting less than 5 hours sleep a night increases your risk for heart disease and early death. There are also some misconceptions about making up for lost sleep.

How many times have we all not gotten enough sleep during the week and say we'll make up for it on the weekend.

Here are some other common false-hoods regarding sleep accoring to NYU Langone Heath's School of Medicine:

  • Your brain and body can adjust to less sleep - FALSE
  • Some people can sleep anytime, anywhere, but that is generally a sign that you aren't getting enough rest, or your sleep quality isn't good.
  • Drinking alcohol before bed will help you sleep.  It will help you fall asleep, but you don't get deep sleep, which makes you feel even more tired.
  • Snoring may be annoying but harmless, not true.  Snoring, especially loud snoring can be an indication of sleep apnea, which can increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

It' time to "wake-up", regiment yourself, get into a regular sleep pattern and stick to it, you'll feel better.

(KSL)