HIGHLIGHTS: Here are a few sleep-related myths: Half of Americans think it's illegal to cut the tag off their mattress . . . 43% think it's fine to just catch up on sleep over the weekend . . . and half of us think some people don't DREAM. But some people just don't REMEMBER their dreams.
FULL STORY: According to a new survey by the Better Sleep Council, roughly half of Americans think it's illegal to cut the tag off their mattress . . . like the mattress cops will come arrest them. That includes 53% of men, and 45% of women.
Those warnings are really just for the SELLER though. Once you buy a mattress, you can do whatever you want with it. Here are four more sleep-related myths that a lot of people still believe . . .
1. 66% of us think you're supposed to replace your mattress every 10 years. They CAN last that long, or longer. But in general, it's every SEVEN years, not 10.
2. 43% of us think it's fine to just catch up on sleep over the weekend. It's better to get a good night's sleep EVERY night. Being tired all week can be tough on your body, and sleeping in on the weekend doesn't really make up for it.
3. 61% of us think that if you have a bad back, a FIRM mattress is always best. In general, that one's true. But not always. Some people do better with a softer mattress, so it varies.
4. Half of us think some people don't DREAM. 52% of men and 46% of women think that's true. But EVERYONE has dreams. Some people just don't remember them.