9 Sleep Myths, Debunked: Wake Up to the Truth on Healthy Sleep Habits

sleep. There are many unhealthy assumptions about sleep. But the facts are in: a good night's rest leads to waking success.

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24 Jan 2020 | 05:47

By Amerlon Enriquez, MD, The Iowa Clinic

That's potentially devastating to our health, says Amerlon Enriquez, MD, a Pulmonary and Critical Care and Sleep Medicine physician with The Iowa Clinic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 31 percent of adults in Polk County are sleep deprived, meaning they're getting less than seven hours of sleep per night. And that sleep is being decimated by our overworked, overstimulated, high-tech culture.

Dr. Enriquez believes once people understand how important sleep is to the body and brain, they'll make getting eight hours of sleep each night a priority. And that starts by dispelling several common falsehoods about sleep.

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"As a society, we are 24/7 and driven by productivity. Our culture just doesn't want to go to sleep."