‘Short sleepers’ can get just 4 hours a night and feel fine. But is their health at risk?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain “Sleep is overrated.” So proclaims Stephen Klasko, who throughout his life has taken pride in sleeping only four or five hours a night. Those extra few hours away from his pillow, he believes, have allowed him to write books, run marathons, and achieve his lofty professional goals. An obstetrician and gynecologist, he’s the president and CEO […]

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Women who are ‘morning people’ may find it easier to get pregnant

Women who are ‘morning people’ may find it easier to become pregnant than ‘night owls’ because they tend to be healthier and more active Researchers followed the sleeping habits of 100 women going through IVF   Almost 75% of ‘larks’ conceived, compared to roughly 33% of ‘night owls’  It is suggested that early risers are more likely to have healthy habits  […]

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You might not be an insomniac, but instead just wakeful

Can’t stop your brain buzzing at night? You’re not an insomniac, you’re just wakeful – get up, get creative and you might just discover a hidden talent Sleep Council research found more than a third get by on five to six hours’ sleep  With as many as three-quarters of population sleeping for seven hours or less But for some insomniacs, […]

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The Case for Skipping Parties and Making New Year's Eve a Night of Self-Care

New Year’s Eve is a time of festive celebration—of dressing up, hitting a dance floor or crowded bar, and counting down to midnight, all to the sounds of music blasting and champagne corks popping. It’s about being with friends and loved ones, and waving good-bye to the old and welcoming in the new. Well, we’re totally on board with the out with the […]

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