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Sleep

We can delete it for you wholesale

While the anti-corruption crackdown on the mainland is causing a degree of pain for those in the restaurant and luxury goods business, it has been good news for another kind of business.

Friday, 31 May, 2013, 4:41am

Health bites

Caffeine, the flavour enhancer

23 Apr 2013 - 10:49am

Ask the Doctors

I know getting too little sleep is bad for you, but is it possible to get too much sleep?

1 Apr 2013 - 10:02am

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

App of the week: Hypnosis Customizable Pack

This has been a particularly hard app to review. The first three times I tried to use it, I fell asleep within minutes of hitting the start button. I was once told by a hypnotist that the hardest people to hypnotise, besides those who didn't want to be, are those who are exhausted. I was.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:15pm

Eating at the wrong time can cause obesity

It doesn't matter if you're not taking in more calories - eating at the wrong time can also cause weight gain. A new study in Nature Medicine shows that removing the clock gene in fat cells causes mice to become obese, with a shift in the timing of when the animal normally eats.

13 Nov 2012 - 9:28am

Rookie Mum: Sleep deprivation

My little boy, Tom, is a bad sleeper. We have had disrupted nights ever since he was born 14 months ago. Every time I manage to get him to sleep through the night and congratulate myself about it, sickness, teething or some mystery element strikes and turns my nights upside down again.

30 Sep 2012 - 2:50pm

Set mood for sweet dreams

Choosing the right bed is a bit like choosing the right spouse or partner. It needs to accomplish a multitude of tasks - providing not only good support and comfort in times of need, but as the largest piece of furniture in a bedroom, it should also be visually enticing and well-presented.

7 Sep 2012 - 11:01am

Paws for thought

Hey there, Pupketeers! How's the holiday going so far? Have you made it out of bed yet?

I'm always surprised at how much young humans in Hong Kong sleep. Every time I turn around, you have your eyes closed. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm a bit of a sleepmeister myself, but I wonder how good it is for young people to be in hibernation when the sun is high and the sky is blue.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

letters

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

Rude awakenings

Most of us know the feeling: you've just stepped off a plane after a long-haul flight, straight into a cab and then into a high-level meeting where you are expected to perform at your best. As you sit there, your brain starts fogging over.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sleeping boosts our brain power

When we face a difficult problem, someone will often tell us to 'sleep on it and you'll find a solution tomorrow'.

Now, such a suggestion has been scientifically shown to be good advice.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Too little shut-eye a time bomb for the heart

Deprive yourself of sleep and you may be more likely to eat junk food, have higher anxiety levels and raise your risk for stroke symptoms. So say findings from three separate studies presented over the weekend at the 26th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Boston.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

When baby finally sleeps through the night, it's time for a French toast

I wish I were French. It's not the first time, either. I had the same strong urge when I was at university, struggling with when to use the hideously complicated French verb mood, the subjunctive.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Let shine the rhythm of life

Life Biorhythm Free Rating 2/10

Have you ever noticed how some days you have abundant energy and on other days you feel like a slug? On making this observation after a particularly - and unusually - energetic run, my running partner claimed it was down to biorhythms.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

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