Sleep: are your hormones keeping you awake?

Up, down or somewhere in between, the levels of your hormones can affect different parts of your health and happiness. We know that hormones govern the menstrual cycle and key points of reproductive life such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause, but how much do they affect other parts of life – such as sleep? n

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What happens when you sleep too much?

Sleep. It’s a wonderful thing. But, as with all things in life, too much of a good thing can be harmful. So, what happens when you sleep too much? Let’s find out…


When are the best times for sex, sleep and exercise?

A new book explores the best times to engage in activities, such as sex and sleep, based on your biological clock, or ‘chronotype’. So, which chronotype applies to you?

Health & Ageing

You’ll be amazed at just what your genes can predict about your life

A fascinating study on genetics has shown that a particular gene influences both the time of day you naturally wake up and the time of day you will die.

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Seven morning rituals to get your day started the right way

For many, waking up early in the morning is no easy task, but if you want to make the most of the hours in the day, it’s definitely worth the effort. Here are seven tips to get your day started the right way.


Facts about dreams: what goes on when you nod off?

Why we dream may still be one of life’s mysteries, but scientists have discovered many other interesting facts about what goes on in our imaginations after the lights are out.

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Want to be an earlier riser? Here’s how

Even if rising with the sun is not your current modus vivendi, you can still train yourself to make it so – despite believing you’re not a morning person. Here’s how.

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Jet lag: strategies to overcome it

For most travellers jet lag is the necessary evil of taking a long-haul flight. So what strategies can you take to ease flyer’s fatigue?


Too much sleep and too little exercise leads to premature death

A new study released by the Sax Institute has found that sleeping more than nine hours a night and not getting enough exercise during the day could be leading you to an early grave.

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Are you not getting enough sleep?

Not getting a good night’s sleep can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and accident-prone. This advice from Jean Hailes will help you get enough shut eye.

Travel News

How to sleep well during a flight

Sleeping on a plane isn’t easy, but these accessories will help you get the rest you need, so that you arrive at your destination well rested and ready to explore.

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Don’t get up too early for work

Are you short-changing yourself when it comes to sleep? Bad sleep patterns can impact your productivity at work and your overall health.

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