10 Sleep Myths -- Busted

From needing eight hours a day to catching up on the weekends to drinking to get some zzz's, we asked our Cleveland Clinic expert to clear up common confusion about sleep. (13 Photos)

Cleveland Clinic/360-5.com on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:07PM

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10 Sleep Myths -- Busted

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The Do's and Don'ts of Sleep

If you have difficulty sleeping sometimes or tend to experience insomnia, you may think you know the do’s and don’ts of getting a good night’s sleep. But, as you’re about to learn, there are a lot of myths out there about sleep that only create more problems when it comes to getting the rest we need. We asked Michelle Drerup, PsyD, of the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center, the creator of the online program GO! to Sleep, to share the top 10 myths about sleep -- plus the important truth behind each one. Here’s what she told us.

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