Monthly Archives: September 2011

Getting enough sleep can cut the risk of diabetes in teens

A study has found that sleeping for 7 and a half to 8 hours can reduce the risk of teens that are overweight from developing diabetes. The research was published in the journal Diabetes Care and shows that getting the … Continue reading

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Yorkshire man sleeps in the most extreme parts of the UK

Many people like spending a night or two outside enjoying the great outdoors but a man from Yorkshire decided to take it to a new level – by spending 6 nights sleeping in the most extreme points of the country. … Continue reading

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Stick to 20 minute power naps to sleep well

Many people swear by having a power nap to make them feel more refreshed during the day and keep them productive, but just how long should you sleep for? The answer is less than you probably expect. Just 10 – … Continue reading

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Getting up early keeps you happy and skinny!

We blogged last week about a study which said that being a night owl can lead to health problems, and more research revealed this week has found that getting up early can help keep you happy and thin. Research from … Continue reading

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Homes seem smaller due to bigger beds

Architects and interior designers say that our homes are becoming smaller and people are buying bigger furniture which gives us even less floor space. Many homeowners are now willing to sacrifice on space to get bigger beds, and king-size bed … Continue reading

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Staying up late makes you more likely to suffer from poor sleep

Are you a night owl or an early bird? What times you go to bed affects your quality of sleep according to new research in a medical journal. “Evening-type individuals” are more likely to suffer from poor quality of sleep, … Continue reading

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Not enough sleep could lead to high blood pressure

Having a good night’s sleep is vital for ensuring that you are well rested ready for the next day, but a new study has been looking into the health aspects of getting enough sleep. Scientist in the USA have looked … Continue reading

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Children need better sleep to help them learn

A new study in the US and UK has looked into the sleeping patterns of children and the differences in the views of parents about a good night’s sleep. The Sleep Council in the UK and the Better Sleep Council … Continue reading

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