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World Sleep Day 2019: The best and worst sleeping positions you need to know about

A good sleeping habit includes maintaining the natural curve of your spine and aligning your neck, back and hips when lying down.

Get some shut-eye: Uncovering the mysteries of sleep

In the book, which is laid out in four sections - understanding, losing, managing and mastering sleep, author Swami Subramaniam explores sleep and why it can be used as a tool to improve health and performance.


Is your baby getting enough sleep?

Research has shown that irregular sleeping habits in early childhood can adversely affect the cognitive development of a child.

Warning to insomniacs and millennials: Less sleep can lead to a shorter life span

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker says a night-time shift at work or a disruption to one's sleeping patterns can lead to breast, prostate, endometrium and colon cancers.

Less sleep may increase diabetes risk in children, says study

Increasing mean weekday sleep duration (10.5 hours) by half an hour could be associated with a 0.1 kilogramme per square metre lower body mass index (BMI) and 0.5 per cent reduction in insulin resistance. It may have implications for type 2 diabetes.

Fix bedtime rules for kids to ensure they get adequate sleep

Children should be forced to be in bed by a certain time during the week to make sure they get enough rest because lack of sleep leads to poor attention, worse grades, irritability and crankiness.


Did you know your diet can affect your sleep quality?

According to a new study, the number of calories consumed as well your body weight can influence the time spent in specific sleep stages.

Full moon can shorten children's sleep a little

Full moon reduces children's sleep time by up to five minutes — or one percent — as compared to new moon.

'Good' cholesterol can be hampered by just one week of sleep loss

Lack of sleep will alter your mood and cholesterol metabolism, affecting blood vessels in your body.

Sleep deprivation can get you into serious trouble: Study

According to the study, sleep-deprived people are more prone to signing false confessions, leading to wrongful convictions. Makes you think what other kinds of trouble they could get into.

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Must-haves for a good night's sleep

Here are a few things you can do to have a comfortable time sleeping, reports

Top 4: Food that help you sleep

There are a few food items which can improve your sleeping pattern, reports