Sleeping it harmful? Here are 5 common mistakes

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)– Some people may think that waking up and sleeping at specific times is unnecessary, but failure to adhere to this may negatively affect the quality of your sleep, according to a series of tweets on the main health awareness platform of the Saudi Ministry of Health. , “Live healthy”.

The tweets highlight 5 common mistakes that may prevent you from sleeping, including the following:

  • naps are harmful

the truth: Naps help keep you active for longer during the day, as long as they don’t exceed 20 to 30 minutes about 6 hours after you wake up.

  • Sleep and wake up at any time

the truth: Sleeping at specific hours and times helps to increase the quality of sleep, and not adjusting the hours of sleeping and waking up will cause insomnia.

  • Coffee does not affect sleep

the truth: Some people may fall asleep after drinking caffeinated drinks such as coffee, energy drinks, chocolate, etc., but the quality of sleep is negatively affected. The best thing is to stop consuming all kinds of caffeine 4 to 6 hours before your bedtime.

  • sleep for the weak

the truth: The more sleep you take in, the more productive you are. Lack of sleep increases mood swings, forgetfulness, and irritability.

  • Only sleep for two hours at night

the truth: This is a misconception. Although the number of hours of sleep needed by different age groups varies, it ranges from 9 to 11 hours for school-aged children, 8 to 10 hours for adolescents, 7 to 9 hours for adults, and 7 to 8 hours for the elderly.

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