Insomnia can wreak havoc on a person’s quality of life. Sleep problems are associated with memory loss, weight gain, and depression. But what do we really know about insomnia? And which prevalent myths should we simply stop believing? We share three of the biggest misconceptions surrounding this common and profoundly life-altering condition.
Myth: Insomnia is not common
Insomnia is very common and one of the most prevalent sleep problems.
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