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Just one sleepless night can tell your body to start storing fat

Sleep is one of those physiological necessities that continues to puzzle researchers. But a new study illuminates how missing one single night of sleep can initiate a series of physiological changes, and not necessarily for the better.

Is it bad to sleep in on the weekends?

A large study suggests that a few extra hours of sleep on the weekend are probably not detrimental to your health.

These are our sleep habits

Norwegian researchers have asked compatriots about their sleep habits. Here are seven findings from their study. Are you in the same groove?

What makes us tired in a car if other passengers are sleeping?

Do sleeping people exhale or emit a special hormone that makes others sleepy?

Exercise in the morning and sleep better at night

If you find it difficult to fall asleep in the evening then you may want to consider switching your evening run to the morning, say scientists.

Is poor sleep quality harmful for the heart?

Serious sleep problems are associated with heart failure, but they don’t seem to impair cardiac function.

Better sleep without tonsils

Surgery can provide promising results for sleep apnoea, according to a Swedish study. But a chief physician says such surgery only works for some patients and the effect declines rapidly.

Poor sleep may lead to ADHD symptoms in children

Kids who display ADHD symptoms sleep less than other children and the sleep that they do get is often disturbed, shows new research.

Too much or too little sleep can lead to coronary heart disease

A new study of nearly 400,000 people shows that getting enough sleep may be especially important for women and the elderly.

Children who snore can develop learning problems

Extended snoring problems can, worst case, delay the development and growth of a child and lead to learning difficulties, according to a new Swedish study.