10 Sleep Mistakes You're Probably Making

06/19/2013 08:31 am ET | Updated Jun 19, 2013

Too many of us are guilty of a prime sleep mistake: underestimating its importance. Whereas nutrition and exercise are widely acknowledged as so-called "pillars of health," sleep, while well-deserving of such high praise, is often maligned as something that's "for the weak."

But even those of us who have learned to value sufficient shut-eye aren't necessarily sleep saints. In fact, there are a number of myths that derail us and mistakes that prevent us from peacefully drifting off to the Land of Nod. Some of the biggest ones are in the slideshow below.

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