How to stop snoring: Doctor identifies easy ways to improve sleep quality after key tests

Snoring is a very common issue that is caused when your tongue, mouth or throat relax and narrow while you sleep. Last night, during Channel 5’s new series “The Science of Sleep” Doctor Colin Espie, Professor of Sleep Medicine at the University of Oxford, attempted to help a woman with a chronic snoring affair. Yvonne Hancock volunteered for the show, after her family had reached boiling […]

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Sleeping pills reduce suicidal thoughts in patients with severe insomnia

Insomnia is a driver of suicide, and particularly people with severe insomnia may safely benefit from taking a sedative to help address their sleep problems as it reduces their suicidal thoughts, investigators report. “If you have a patient who complains that their sleep has taken a turn for the worse then there is reason to open the door to a […]

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When is the best time to go to sleep? Here’s what experts say

Sleep: We all do it, but are we doing it right? Here’s everything you need to know about how much sleep you should be getting every night, what happens if you don’t get that much sleep, how to improve your sleep health and even how to determine when your bedtime should be. How Much Sleep Should I Be Getting? According […]

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Coffee close to bedtime does NOT stop you sleeping: It’s alcohol

Drinking coffee close to bedtime does NOT stop you sleeping: It’s alcohol and nicotine that keep you up, study finds Researchers studied 785 people for just over 14 years, monitoring their sleep and habits They found coffee was not strongly linked to sleeplessness Nicotine was the most strongly linked to insomnia, followed by alcohol  If you’re concerned about getting a […]

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