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A cure for snoring

A cure for snoring

It looks like snorers and, more importantly, their over-tired loved ones could finally get a good night's sleep — and it's as simple as popping a pill.
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Your brain keeps learning while you're asleep: study

Your brain keeps learning while you're asleep: study

Anyone who has ever wished they had more time in the day to get things done will welcome new French research that find we can continue learning things once we...
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Insomnia in teens causes depression and anxiety

Insomnia in teens causes depression and anxiety

Teen mood swings are nothing new, but new research out of the University of Adelaide has directly linked sleep deprivation among adolescents to a significantly...
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Too little sleep causes lasting brain damage

Too little sleep causes lasting brain damage

It's not enough to have a weekend sleep-in if you're always sleep-deprived, according to US and Chinese researchers who believe prolonged periods without sleep...
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Why your sleep is broken - and how to fix it

Why your sleep is broken - and how to fix it

Most of us don't get enough sleep – that much we know. But how do you keep up with 21st-century life without exhausting your body?
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Importance of child sleep stressed

Importance of child sleep stressed

US researchers say infants who nap are better able to apply lessons learned to new skills, while sleeping appears to help pre-schoolers retain knowledge.
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Losing sleep kills brain cells

Losing sleep kills brain cells

Not getting enough sleep could cause up to 25 percent of certain brain cells to die, according to US scientists.
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Children get wake-up call about sleep

Children get wake-up call about sleep

Volunteers are visiting schools in Australia and New Zealand to teach children about the importance of getting enough sleep.
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Why 'beauty sleep' is no myth

Why 'beauty sleep' is no myth

People often joke about needing their "beauty sleep," but researchers in Sweden have provided scientific evidence that we really do.
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Sleep regular hours to lose weight: study

Sleep regular hours to lose weight: study

Women who sleep similar hours each night tend to have less body fat, according to a US study.
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Poor sleep 'linked to Alzheimer's'

Poor sleep 'linked to Alzheimer's'

Researchers say that poor sleep that doesn't purge the brain of toxic proteins such as beta-amyloid could be a factor in causing Alzheimer's disease.
Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

It's no wonder we feel refreshed after a good night's sleep — scientists have discovered that our brains have a self-cleaning mechanism that clears toxins when...
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Child bedtime linked to behaviour

Child bedtime linked to behaviour

A British study has found that children who have erratic bedtimes throughout childhood display progressively worse behaviour.
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How sleep loss makes you fat

How sleep loss makes you fat

Researchers have long pointed to a correlation between a steep rise in obesity in industrialised nations and a decline in sleep duration.
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The full moon may make it hard to sleep

The full moon may make it hard to sleep

A Swiss study shows people take longer to fall asleep at night and sleep for a shorter time during a full moon.
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Regular bedtime helps kids' brain power

Regular bedtime helps kids' brain power

A new study has shown what most parents know - a regular bedtime is best for young children and their development.
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Staying up late leads to weight gain: study

Staying up late leads to weight gain: study

In bad news for night owls, new research has confirmed that the later you stay up, the more you're likely to eat, and therefore gain weight.
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Why lack of sleep can make you fat

Why lack of sleep can make you fat

Too little sleep triggers the "munchies" in a similar way to smoking marijuana, according to US scientists.
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Weekend sleep-ins could prevent diabetes

Weekend sleep-ins could prevent diabetes

If you're used to burning the candle at both ends on weekdays, sleeping an extra two or more hours on weekend nights could improve insulin production,...
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Sleep problems an Alzheimer's 'warning'

Sleep problems an Alzheimer's 'warning'

Breathing difficulties during sleep may be an early warning sign of future Alzheimer's disease, researchers believe.

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