The facts you’ve been taught about sleep are just plain wrong. Here’s the truth about what happens when you lay your head down at night.
1. Counting sheep helps you sleep.
A study found that people who pictured a relaxing place fell asleep faster than those who counted sheep.
2. Your brain is inactive while you sleep.
Your brain is actually just active when you’re asleep as when you’re awake. Your body, however, does rest. Your bones, muscles and tissues regenerate during sleep.