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The Top 15 Health Myths

January 2, 2013



The old wives of the world have been telling their tales for years without consequence, but this year we confronted their misinformation in our weekly debunking of common health myths. Does wearing a hat really cause baldness? Does cracking your knuckles actually lead to arthritis? Can you ever catch up on missed sleep? Some of the answers may surprise you. Click through to get to the bottom of this year's top 15 health myths.

Can You Catch Up on Missed Sleep?

For those of you who relish sleeping in on Sundays—no alarm clock, the iPhone charging in some other room far, far away, and all you have to do is hydrate (take that, Mr. Mezcal!), fall into bed, and rise when your body is damn well ready—your self-prescribed reset button is actually bogus. Not only can you not catch up on shut-eye, but that oh-so-glorious act of sleeping in can actually sabotage your brain.
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