15 Common Medical Misconceptions

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Since the recent advancement in medicine, we now know how incredible is the human body, but before that wasn’t really the case. There have been a lot of sayings passed on for generations, some were true but most are in fact just myths. So here’s a list of the most common medical misconceptions and I hope we can put an end to them once and for all!


1.) Old People Sleep Less

It is often heard that the older you get, the less sleep you need. This myth couldn’t be more wrong since it’s the complete opposite. Throughout the course of our adult life, the hours of sleep needed remains fairly same, but once we get past the age of sixty-five we need a little more hours of extra sleep. The most likely cause behind this myth is that senior citizens tend to have a lot of problems connected to difficulty in getting to sleep which reduces the overall quantity of hours of sleep.1

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