Monthly Archives: May 2018

In search of lost sleep. Can you catch up at the weekend?

Getting too little, or too much, sleep has been linked to an increased risk of early death. In this study Torbjorn Akerstedt, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, led a team of researchers who compared how much sleep 43,880 people … Continue reading

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Why messing with your body clock messes with your head

Everyone’s body has a natural clock which controls how awake – or not – they feel at particular times of the day or night. Lately scientists have begun to realise how much disrupting this clock can affect people’s health and … Continue reading

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Caffeine and sleep

‘I’ve got too much caffeine in my bloodstream, and a lack of real spice in my life,’ said Morrissey, echoing the thoughts of many of us as Monday morning rolls around once again. But what effect does caffeine have on … Continue reading

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