Sleep Deprivation

Forget brain food

Omega-3 fatty acids, gingko and vitamin B6 are touted as memory boosters, but a recent study suggests otherwise.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 9:57am

Study finds sleep deprivation plays havoc with genes for well-being

Tests on people who slept less than six hours a night for a week revealed substantial changes in the activity of genes that govern the immune system. Photo: Reuters

Getting too little sleep for several nights in a row disrupts hundreds of genes that are essential for good health, including those linked to stress and fighting disease.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:17am

Caught napping

In a city that never sleeps, Hongkongers have to nap where and while they may. Don't miss tomorrow's Health Post for a special report on sleep deprivation, our most popular self-inflicted torture.

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6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Manage your time and sleep well

Every day, there seems to be twice as much work as the day before with half the time to do it.

I think I'm not the only person who feels this way. Many people sleep less than six hours a night because they think they can get a lot of extra work done when the rest of the world is sleeping.

27 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Get enough sleep

Do you ever wake up tired? Do you struggle in the mornings to concentrate?

Are you always rushing in the morning to get to school? Do you often feel like falling asleep in the day?

If your answer to any of these questions is 'yes', you are probably not getting enough sleep.

Experts say that teenagers require 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep each night.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

Daily boosts to brain power will energise body and lift spirits

It is 2pm and you are flagging. You feel weary, distracted and ready to go home. But you still have half a day at the office, some major tasks to complete and a meeting with your boss.

Chances are you are suffering the brain drain. Your mental ability has drained away leaving you not operating at your peak.

24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Early warning over long days

Long study hours and too little sleep among mainland school children prompted calls for action by concerned delegates this week at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People's Congress in Beijing.

10 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Conspiracy theories lurk in the twilight zone of sleep deprivation

It was the birthday song that opened our eyes. Finally, after all these years, everything fell into place. Suddenly, we understood.

Paranoia had made us complacent. We had assumed it was all a figment, the product of sleep deprivation. Now we realised there really was a conspiracy against us. It was a conspiracy to deprive us of sleep.

14 Mar 1998 - 12:00am