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April 18, 2018. For most people a coffee a day is their preferred method of greeting the morning. But dietitian Susie Burrell says caffeine can play havoc on your body systems. While it does initially give you an energy boost this is followed by a slump later. Overusing caffeine can have long term impacts on your sleeping habits. 'Individuals have vastly differing tolerances for caffeine. Some people can drink ten or more coffees each day without any negative consequences while other people are extremely sensitive and are heavily affected by just one or two caffeine containing substances. Mail.

April 17, 2018. Sleep restriction therapy does not interfere with insomnia patient’s driving ability, research shows. The use of Sleep Restriction Therapy to help treat adults with insomnia is under-recognized – despite encouraging results since it was first introduced in the late 1980s. The problem, as Flinders University sleep psychologist Dr Michael Gradisar believes, is that not enough clinical testing has been done to confirm the functioning and capabilities of people affected by insomnia as they go through the therapy – which is why his latest research is important for presenting results about how SRT doesn’t interfere with a patient’s ability to perform such tasks as driving a car. The results are identified in the paper Daytime sleepiness, driving performance, reaction time and inhibitory control during sleep restriction therapy for Chronic Insomnia Disorder, by Hannah Whittall, Meg Pillion and Michael Gradisar. (Published in Sleep Medicine journal. News-Medical.

April 11, 2017. People who routinely stay up late may have a greater risk of mortality, according to new research. The study tracked 433,268 adults over an average of six-and-a-half years. Those who identified as "definite evening types" were 10 percent more likely to die than their early bird counterparts. Bad news, night people: If you routinely stay up late, you may be more likely to die, get diabetes, or develop a psychological illness. Mens Health.

April 9, 2018. Hypnotherapy is helping to beat my chronic insomnia after years of sleepless nights. Journalist and author Bel Mooney suffered with debilitating insomnia for years. Common condition became increasingly worse after she turned 60-years-old. She tried numerous treatments, but the most effective has been hypnotherapy. Mail.

March 20, 2018. Exercising in a group, and working as a team can make you work twice as hard. Exercising your cardiovascular more, making you younger. + A recent study claimed a bright-white smile can make you look five years younger. + We know that people who don't sleep well die younger than those who have a good night. When we sleep we repair., and there are many drawbacks for the many people who sleep badly including accelerated face-ageing, reduced energy levels and increased levels of beta-amyloid, a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer's.+ The perfect amount of time to sleep for most human beings is between 7 & 8 hours. + Research has found that flotation in salt water can reduce severe pain, relax the body and achieve a better quality of sleep. + Final conclusion - Exercising, swimming, eating healthily, mediation and mental stimulation all helped the famous faces achieve a younger body, face and brain. In total, they lost a total of 167 years off their brain age. Body age and face age. 100 Years Younger In 21 Days. Series 4/4. ITV.

March 16, 2018. 7 surprising side effects of insomnia - 1, Weight Gain. 2, Lack of sex drive. 3, Short term memory loss. 4, Not feeling rested once you do sleep. 5, Becoming a flaky friend. 6, Serious health problems. For sleep issues not connected to mental health problems, Dr Balu suggests a rigorous sleep hygiene plan. He suggests "a routine of waking up and going to bed at the same time each day, avoiding alcohol and other stimulants, regular exercise, limiting activities in bed, avoiding eating and drinking 90 minutes before going to sleep, and not taking worries to bed". Cosmopolitan.

March 12, 2018. Wearing socks in bed could give your health a substantial boost for a number of reasons. A host of studies suggest that the simple act of donning socks before bed could help you sleep better and even make you a better lover. Other advantages mentioned in these studies include reducing the symptoms of Raynaud's disease and easing the menopause. It's important not to sleep in tight socks, as this will reduce circulation. Mail.

February 20, 2018. Don't be a clock-watcher if you want to get to sleep. If it takes you a long time to get to sleep, or you wake up in the middle of the night, don't look to see what time it is. According to sleep scientists, it increases anxiety and releases adrenaline which will stop you sleeping, and the worst thing you can do is to look at the clock. Also, don't have a clock that Emits lights or glows. Steve Wright: Radio 2.

February 2, 2018. The Daily Express leads on an Australian study which suggests heavy snorers are up to three times more likely to develop dementia. The paper says snoring caused by sleep apnoea restricts oxygen supply to the brain and can damage nerve cells. Sky News: Press Preview.

January 28, 2018. If your doctor was to prescribe a medicine that in all likelihood would give you a longer, healthier life, reducing your risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s, you would take it unfailingly, wouldn't you? A dose of one hour’s extra deep sleep a night could do all that, according to Dr Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Telegraph.

January 26, 2018. Figures from the ministry of housing, communities and local government show the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of England reached an estimated 4,751 in the autumn of 2017 which is the highest level since records began. Sky News: Press Preview.

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