Cars are often warm and comfortable and we are usually feeling safe and relaxed.
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You might be trying to catch up on sleep. Sleep scientists say some children need only nine hours of sleep at night, while others need as much as 11 hours. It depends on the person.
Science shows that early starts can be bad for teenagers' health. Schools and universities would be better off starting at 10am.
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It is worth remembering that sleep 'crises' are far from new.
Sleep is the time for our brain to reboot.
Although it may appear you're “switching off” when you fall asleep, the brain is far from inactive.
Research reveals two strategies women can use to lower the risks of stillbirth: counting kicks, and sleeping on their left side.
Research suggests that sleeping on your back can increase the chances of stillbirth. Pregnant women need better access to such vital information.
Staying alert and safe on the night shift not only affects workers’ health, but the health and safety of the people around them.
Taking a power nap on a night shift can leave you feeling groggy. And eating a large meal can reduce your alertness. So, what's a tired shift worker to do to make it through the night?
How a lack of sleep impacts a child's ability to learn.
Just five more minutes … can a coffee before a nap really help you pay back your sleep debt?
Can drinking a cup of coffee before taking a short nap really give you the energy you need to see you through the day?
Can disturbed sleep patterns have an impact on a child’s ability to acquire language and vocabulary?
Could this be the world’s largest Fitbit?
By understanding sleep across animals we can gain insights into improving the quality of human sleep. It can also help to bolster conservation management strategies for the animals in question.
Welcome to the controversial world of sleep consultancy, where coaches and counsellors train new born babies to 'sleep through the night'.
Recent research suggests running allows the brain to rest and reduces the need for sleep.
Non-addictive and cost-effective, music can reduce the time it takes you to fall asleep and lessen sleep disturbances.
Around 10% of the population are larks, and 20% true night owls.
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Our internal body clock is set via a combination of biology (nature), light exposure and social scheduling (nurture).
Does that smartphone app help you get a better night’s sleep?
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There are plenty of devices to help monitor your sleep, but are they any good?
You may have to blame your ancestors...
Catching those Z’s.
Sleep is often overlooked as a treatment for brain injury, but new research could be about to change that.