All the sensory information is processed by the central nervous system of the body. It helps in regulating your circadian rhythm also.

Reading a lot about sleep and its patterns can increase the transmission of disquiet signals into the brain cells. You might get addled with the number of misconceptions on slumber patterns. Even, if you sleep adequately, these myths can cause distress, anxiety, and you might fail to fall asleep in perturbation.

You need to reduce the hyperactivity of your focal sensory system and use this information prudently to obtain a quality sleep. You may find individuals believing in these myths and misconceptions. But, you need to know the facts behind and grasp them for maintaining a healthy sleep routine. It will help you to regain your long lost peaceful bedtime.

You will find these myths and facts helpful to enlighten your conception of sleep

Myth 1: Sleeping one hour less during the night, won’t affect your daytime activity 

Facts: You may plan to sleep for a few hours as you might feel less tired. But, unfortunately, fewer hours of sleep can cause memory impairment and affect the cognitive process. If you sleep for one hour less on a regular basis, it can make you sleep deprived completely. It can adversely affect the immune system, too. Adequate sleep is one of the most important factors to keep you active throughout the day. In case, you fail to fall asleep or retain the sleep for the recommended duration, you can take zopiclone tablets or cyclopyrrolones medications to help you have a fresh morning, followed by a comfortable night eventually.

Myth 2: Avoid naps to get more sleep

Facts: So many people must have recited you terrifying stories of taking a nap or sleeping for a few minutes in a day. They might have advised you to avoid naps to get deep slumbers during the night hours. This is a myth. A short-term sleep during the daytime can help in restoring your brain and body. It will also enhance the intellectual and analytical approach towards decision-making. You will find yourself a bit energized after a nap. Moreover, inability to retain sleep for a longer duration can be treated well with benzodiazepine medications. These medicines are sedative agents to relax the superactive central nervous system and help in providing a quality sleep for a longer duration

Myth 3: Only Worry can wreck your sleep

Facts: Well, if you are constantly worried about a particular incident or any future perspectives, transmission of anxiety signals will interrupt your sleep pattern consequently. However, other factors like chronic sleep disorders, depression, and agitation which can cause sleep deprivation. In such severe cases, you can take benzodiazepine medicines like Xanax pills to fight anxiety and attain a quality sleep. These sedatives function by reducing the transmission of anxiety signals into the brain cells and inducing deep slumbers.

Myth 4: Your body gets adjusted to any sleep-time quickly

Facts:Your body and brain execute a number of actions simultaneously throughout the day due to which you tend to fall asleep during the night. Shifting work-time, travelling to different time-zones, or following an irregular sleep-pattern can make your body lethargic. You might experience muscle spasms, drowsiness, and fatigue due to inadequate sleep. However, there are certain hypnotic sedatives like Ambien sleeping tablets which can help you have a proper sleep and regulate your circadian rhythm. These zolpidem medicines are quite beneficial for inducing a quality sleep.

Folklore about sleep patterns can confuse you to a great extent. Whereas, facts can help you find whether you are sleep deprived. Proper medications can help you have happy hours of a sound sleep.

Sue Peacock

Dr Sue Peacock is a psychologist, practicing in Bedford and focusing on improving people's ability to sustain mental health. Dr Peacock has a PhD in psychology. She is registered as an advanced hypnotherapy practitioner and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner. Also, Dr Sue has diplomas in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

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