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Book review: Buddha's Book of Sleep, by Joseph Emet

Insomnia is a common complaint, and the market is flooded with drugs, food and devices that promise a good sleep.

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 4:46pm

Studly links breathing disorders to insomnia

Insomnia is a disorder in which the sufferer is unable to fall asleep, or stay asleep, as long as desired. Sometimes insomnia is a transient condition due to emotional stress, anxiety or a response to certain medications or medical conditions.

Insomnia without any known cause is termed as primary insomnia. Chronic insomnia is diagnosed if the condition lasts for longer than a month.

30 Dec 2012 - 3:54am


Incinerators won't be a waste of time

How to get rid of waste is an issue that sadly receives little attention from our government. In the face of a growing population but limited land, a solution is needed now.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bedtime woes bug nation's children

Mainland primary and high school pupils do not get enough sleep due to heavy study loads and early starts to the school day, experts warned yesterday at a summit to mark World Sleep Day.

Insufficient sleep will impede children's growth, tend to cause obesity and make their memory worse, doctors said.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Slumbers never cease with these nap apps

In fast-paced Hong Kong, there's one thing that most of us want more of: sleep.

'Many people doze off on their way to work; I know they don't have enough sleep,' says Dr Chung Kai-fai, of the Hong Kong Society of Sleep Medicine, adding that 'enough' ranges from six to 10 hours a night, depending on the person.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Soothing sounds

For those insomniacs who have tried everything from counting sheep to listening to Gregorian chants to lure restful sleep, familiar background sounds, such as a washer cycle, vacuum cleaner or hair dryer, might work or soothing sounds such as cats purring, heavy rain or the ocean.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A world of difference

The World Cup is finally over, but for many soccer fans it is not over yet.

Most are suffering from insomnia, not being able to adapt both physically and emotionally.

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Bed rests

If you are suffering from health problems, fung shui issues could be to blame.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Subprime learning

Hong Kong may not have toxic mortgages, but we have toxic English textbooks. In this category, the one that takes the biscuit goes by the misleading title of Developing Skills. For decency's sake, its publisher and authors, local Chinese with an expatriate thrown in for good measure, will remain nameless.

6 Jan 2009 - 12:00am