4 myths about sleep:
- You need less as you age. Older people need as much sleep as other adults.
- Extra sleep prevents daytime fatigue. Some sleep longer than 8 hours but don't feel rested because of poor quality sleep.
- You can make up for lost sleep on weekends. That won't completely compensate.
- Snoring is OK. It could make you sleepy during the day, more susceptible to heart disease and type 2 diabetes, or indicate sleep apnea, a serious condition.