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Why sleep is important

Why sleep is important

I woke up in the middle of the night last night and couldn't get back to sleep for ages. Today my concentration and patience levels are definitely lower! Lack of sleep has definitely affected me, but why? 

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Does alcohol help you sleep?

Does alcohol help you sleep?

It's summertime and a cold beer or G&T after a long hot day can seem quite appealing but will an alcoholic drink or two help you sleep or will you end up feeling more hot, bothered and tired?

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Should you nap?

Should you nap?

I often feel tired in the middle of the afternoon and find myself making another cup of coffee or reaching for a sweet treat. But should I be giving in to that sleepy feeling and settling down for a nap instead? Find out ...

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Why is it harder to sleep as we get older?

Why is it harder to sleep as we get older?

My mum says it takes her ages to get to sleep now that she's in her seventies. I've been wondering why it seems to be harder to get to sleep as people hit their sixties or seventies. Is it true that we need less sleep as we age or is this a myth? 

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