You hop into bed, pull up the covers, and reach for the remote as part of your nightly ritual. Soon enough, you’ll be watching TV and dozing off into a restful sleep – or so you think. As it turns out, this and other common nighttime habits might be affecting your shut-eye and, therefore, harming your health.
A team at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, led by Dr. Rebecca Robbins, searched online to find the most common assumptions that people make when it comes to sleep. From 8,000 websites, they narrowed the field down to the top 20 assertions. Then, they got to work.