Monthly Archives: October 2017

How to cope with the nightshift

Shift work and long working hours have been linked to a number of different health problems including metabolic problems, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems and obesity. Many of these problems are linked to sleep deprivation and this article looks at ways … Continue reading

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Sleep, smartphones and teenagers

US researchers have been analysing long-term national surveys of more than 360,000 13-17-year-olds. They found that four out of 10  of them slept less than seven hours a night (it’s recommended they sleep nine) – up 58% since 1991. The … Continue reading

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How sleep changes over time

In this study Christer Hublin, from the University of Helsinki, led a team of researchers who followed 4,847 people born between 1945 and 1957 over 36 years assessing the quality of their sleep and any other health issues they might … Continue reading

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Author of ‘Why we sleep,’ on why we need it and how to get enough

Matthew Walker knows more about sleep than nearly anyone else. He’s the director of the Centre for Human Sleep in California and the author of Why we sleep. He says that there is more and more research showing how sleep … Continue reading

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New sleep apnoea treatment gets US approval

A new treatment for sleep apnoea has been given approval in the U.S. The system aims to treat central sleep apnoea which occurs when the brain fails to send signals to the diaphragm, triggering pauses in breathing that can last … Continue reading

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Insomnia in the army

In this article Elizabeth A. Klingaman, from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, led a team of researchers who looked into the level of insomnia in the U.S. Army, it’s causes and it’s consequences. The study found that just over … Continue reading

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