15 “Facts” About Sleep That Are Completely Wrong

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Myth #10: If you die in your dreams, then you die in real life

FACT: Don’t worry, you won’t. This myth follows close behind the misconception that you could kill a sleep walker by waking them.

While you won’t die from your dreams, scientists still struggle to understand why we need so much sleep in the first place. After all, lying unconscious for hours on end could have made our ancient ancestors vulnerable to predators.

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