USA Today Busts Sleep Myths

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May 25, 2009

Does adding cereal to a baby's diet help him or her sleep longer? Not really, according to a USA Today article that busts medical myths. The article states that parents and pediatricians have been perpetuating the myth that cereal helps infants sleep more.

Studies as far back as 1974 have shown that infants who are given cereal don't get any more sleep than babies without cereal in their diet, according to USA Today . The article also disproves another sleep myth that says you should never wake a sleepwalker. "No sleepwalker has ever died as a result of being woken up," the article says. We've definitely never heard of someone dying from waking up during sleepwalking, but plenty of people have been injured during sleepwalking. It can actually be quite dangerous not to wake a sleepwalker.