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sleep may be important in tackling obesity latest news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24162508

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read the latest bbc pages on sleep here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/

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Short Sleepers

Margaret Thatcher is famously said to have slept for four hours a night. How easy is it to do a high-powered job on this amount of sleep? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22084671  

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Test Your Sleepiness on the British Lung Foundation Website

The British Lung Foundation’s national media campaign highlights the common condition of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Their website contains lots of information about snoring and sleep apnoea as well as respiratory and lung diseases.   You can test your sleepiness on their webpage http://www.blf.org.uk/Page/Epworth-Sleepiness-Scale

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Help with Sleeping

The commonest methods to improve sleep quality are simple. Make sure you have a stable routine Avoid caffeine after 6pm and don’t use alcohol to get to sleep. Exercise a few hours before sleep onset can help A cool bedroom promotes sleep onset Keeping the bedroom dark is important, light pollution is recently understood to…

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We can help sleep disorders

Sleep disorders are common; affecting a large number of us at sometime during our life. They are made up of around 90 disorders including disorders that primarily affect sleep itself and those where sleep is disrupted from outside. Sleep is a natural and active process although it usually occurs automatically and without our thinking about…

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Allergy testing methods

There are millions of possible allergens but only a few common allergy tests. These tests include skin prick and patch tests, blood tests and challenge tests.   The skin tests are done on site and take between 20 – 45 minutes to get a result,  blood tests need to be sent off to a reference…

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Five steps to get back to sleep

Most of us awake briefly during the night, but we won’t often remember it. If you are waking up during the night and having trouble falling back asleep, the following tips may help. Check your environment Are you comfortable, is the room cool with no ambient light, drafts etc. Keep your limbs out from the covers…

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