Sleep Disorders

7 Medical Misconceptions


Electric fans cause death

Most body heat is lost through the head

You have to wait an hour after eating to swim

Shaving causes hair to grow back thicker/coarser/darker

You have to drink 8 glasses of water a day to maintain good health

Sugar causes hyperactivity in kids

People only use 10 percent of their brain

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