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Quite a surprising number of your genes and the proteins they make are regulated by the clock. Maybe it’s not so surprising; humans are, after all, better designed to function in the light than in the dark, and for most of human existence night time was pretty much dark and thus activity took place during the day. Continue reading >
If that’s a question you dread, let me first confess – I sleep extremely well most nights. Often when I think I’ve woken in the wee small hours, it is actually early morning, and my alarm clock’s due to go off in about 20 minutes.
You probably hate me by now. But what can I say? I realise I am quite unusual, as well as very lucky.
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Medication for insomnia may not be the answer for long-term sleeping problems, according to a survey carried out on behalf of a programme using cognitive behavioural techniques to tackle poor sleep.
Have you heard of Effort-Recovery Theory? It is concerned with how prolonged or repeated daily stress at work (effort) can adversely affect health if not balanced by sufficient recovery. Sleep is an important part of the recovery process and, unsurprisingly, if sleep quality is poor then it is extremely likely that there will be insufficient recovery to balance effort, with health problems being the result. Continue reading >
It is understood that sleep is essential for long-term health, but up until now there has not been any scientific evidence as to how badly a lack of sleep affects the way we are perceived by others. Is there justification for the phrase ‘beauty sleep’? Did Sleeping Beauty know what she was about? Scientists in Stockholm determined to find out. Continue reading >