Monthly Archives: April 2018

What does caffeine do to you while it’s keeping you going?

People who sleep badly often ‘self-medicate,’ with caffeine which works in much the same way as popping into a cafĂ© and having a drink so you can use the toilet – you get short-term relief but the underlying problem gets … Continue reading

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Early to bed, early to rise …

Early to bed/Early to rise/Makes a child healthy/Wealthy and wise. So goes the old nursery rhyme and it could have an element of truth in it. Researchers have been studying 433,000 British adults who divided themselves into four groups: definite … Continue reading

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Is sleeplessness a car crash waiting to happen?

As if there wasn’t enough for insomniacs to lie awake worrying about new research from the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute shows that they could be more at risk of having a car crash. The researchers collected data … Continue reading

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Lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s

Some research now indicates that lack of sleep can be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. In this study Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, a research fellow with the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol-Abuse and Alcoholism, led a team of researchers looked into the effect … Continue reading

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