A good night sleep fixes everything and makes you forget all your worries and problems for some time, refreshing your mind and body. But, sometimes we sleep for hours and still wake up tired and annoyed or are unable to sleep even if we have a rough day. It is essential for one to sleep well for at least eight hours to start the next day fresh and healthy. However, all of us have faced trouble in sleeping and have been to work with red puffy eyes, wishing we had slept better. Let us introduce you to some of the misconceptions about sleep to help you understand your sleep better.

1. Sleeping for More Hours on Weekends will Compensate

If you have been busy on the weekdays, slept late and woke up early then you haven’t been sleeping properly and sleeping throughout the weekend will not compensate for the lack of sleep. It just won’t because sleep isn’t accumulated. If you haven’t slept for two days does not mean your body and mind need 16 hours of sleep, therefore, sleeping for extra hours will not be helpful. Getting a good sleep is an everyday need and must be met every day, just like you need to take medicines at the right time and not all of them at the end of the day.

2. It Doesn’t Matter Where You Sleep

Some of us can sleep wherever we find space, especially when we are tired and sleepy, but where and how we sleep determines the quality of sleep. It isn’t only about sleeping for eight hours but getting peaceful sleep, to wake up fresh. Rough surfaces and unbreathable bedsheets cause disruptions in sleep by hurting your back and causing the body to sweat. Remember the times when you spent the night tossing and turning? It could be because of your bedding or pillows and maybe its time to switch to 100% cotton bedsheets and virgin cluster-fiber pillows.

3. It is Okay to Snore

As much as you want to tell yourself that snoring is okay and that the only problem with it is that it annoys the other person, you must know that it is not okay to snore. It is associated with several medical conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. It is also a sign of sleep apnea which means that your system faces episodes of reduced or almost no airflow during the night or may hint towards the narrowing of airways. You can start with changing your pillows and sleeping positions and consult the doctor if you are unable to control it.