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# sleep - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Column: Sleep deprivation for new dads can be hellish. Here’s how to survive.

Ask any father what their baby’s first few weeks were like and they’ll tell you it was like nothing they’ve ever experienced. Here’s some tips on how to cope, writes David Caren.

# sleep - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

From The42 WATCH: Child falls asleep while skiing, falls over Sleepwalking This post contains videos

WATCH: Child falls asleep while skiing, falls over

Yes, it’s very much as funny as it sounds.

# sleep - Monday 30 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Do you need a top sheet as well as duvet cover? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you need a top sheet as well as duvet cover?

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# sleep - Monday 2 January, 2012

Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work Best Places This post contains images

Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work

Is your life out of balance? How about moving to one of these countries…

# sleep - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Proven – men DON’T think about sex every few seconds

Proven – men DON’T think about sex every few seconds

A study asks college students to track their thoughts about sex – and find that we’re a lot less naughty than you’d think.

# sleep - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

A cure for insomnia could be on the way

The discovery of an enzyme that regulates the sleep-wake cycle could help researchers to develop a cure for insomnia.

# sleep - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Alarm to stop sleep-driving could save lives

Alarm for tired drivers is a potential lifesaver, says owner of Driver Fatigue Alarms in Ireland.

# sleep - Friday 22 July, 2011

From The42 Infographic of the day: athletes and sleep Zzzzzzz....

Infographic of the day: athletes and sleep

Stop what you’re doing! Waking up at dawn to drink egg yolks and punch frozen beef could actually be counter-productive. If you want to compete, sleep is what you need.

# sleep - Friday 24 June, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# sleep - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Be a swinger: Seven of the strangest sleep tips from science Sleep Tips

Be a swinger: Seven of the strangest sleep tips from science

Swinging in a hammock is the best way to take a nap, new research shows. Here are some other unusual suggestions that might help catapult you into the land of Nod.

# sleep - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns

Parents who row could affect the sleeping patterns of their infants for significant periods of time, new research has suggested.

# sleep - Thursday 7 October, 2010

New London play wants you to fall asleep

‘Lullaby’ is designed to lull you to sleep – the theatre will even provide a bed, and morning wake-up call.

# sleep - Monday 2 August, 2010

LIKE TO LIE-IN on the weekend? Finally you have a solid justification.

Scientists have discovered that those who enjoy a lie-in over the weekend are powering their brain for the week ahead. Those who return to work after a bank holiday lie-today will be much more refreshed than their ‘early to rise’ colleagues according to the Telegraph.

A single lie-in is all that is required to replenish the brain and boost energy, alertness and attention span after a week of restricted sleep. But how long? The study shows that 10 hours man not be enough for those who like to spend the week partying.

Dr David Dinges, chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, who led the study, said: “The additional hour or two of sleep in the morning after a period of chronic partial sleep loss has genuine benefits for continued recovery of behavioral alertness.

“The bottom line is that adequate recovery is important for coping with the effects of chronic sleep restriction on the brain.”

The study  looked at the effects of sleep deprivation on 159 adults with an average age of 30. The study was published in the journal – Sleep, along side a separate study which concluded the optimum amount of sleep time is seven hours.

And better news still a 2004 survey says that an extra hour in bed can help you lose weight.