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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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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.
Top tips to beat fatigue

Top tips to beat fatigue

So, how can you beat fatigue, regain your verve and put the spring back in your step?
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Forty percent of snoring patients are women

Forty percent of snoring patients are women

We can't point our finger at old, obese men as the only snoring culprits —these days up to 40 percent of patients being treated for snoring are women
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Less sleep - more eating, weight gain

Less sleep - more eating, weight gain

Sleeping a mere five hours a night during a work week with unlimited access to snacks isn't good for your waistline.
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Sleep disorders take relationship toll

Sleep disorders take relationship toll

Sleep disorders can take a toll on both sufferers and their partners, but doctors say help is at hand.
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