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Sunday, 20 April 2014

The wide awake club: fighting insomnia

When you are sleep-deprived, you struggle to think straight. Research by University College London Medical School revealed that people who fail to get a full night's sleep score significantly lower on tests of logic and vocabulary.
Those who are sleep-deprived (which has been pegged at less than six
hours a night) have slower reaction times, and experience blackouts
known as "micro-sleeps". At the wheel of a car, this can be dangerous:
in the US, fatigue is believed to cause more than 1,500 deaths on the roads every year. Sleep deprivation can also affect your general health, by reducing levels of the hormone melatonin.

The
good news is that researchers show a fair consensus about the best
methods to combat sleeplessness. Here are eight of their top tips.

The wide awake club: fighting insomnia

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