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# Sleep

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# Your Say
Poll: Do you find it harder to sleep during warm weather?
With warm weather comes the risk of sleepless nights.
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# Your Say
Poll: Have you been having trouble sleeping over the past few nights?
Temperatures are to stay above 17 or 18 degrees again tonight.
# fierce warm
An 'uncomfortably' warm and humid night ahead with temperatures to stay above 17 degrees
We’ve compiled some tips and advice on how to stay cool at night during the hot weather.
# Poll
Poll: How many hours sleep do you usually get per night?
Research has claimed that less sleep in middle age could expose people to a heightened risk of dementia.
# zzzz
Sleeping fewer hours in middle age associated with dementia risk - study
Research suggests there’s a higher risk of dementia in those sleeping six or fewer hours per night at the age of 50 or 60.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been having trouble sleeping over the past few months?
Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray has some tips to help people avoid sleepless nights.
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Trouble sleeping? You're not alone, but there are tools you can use to help yourself
Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray highlights many of the causes of insomnia and offers some tips to help you avoid those sleepless nights.
# Your Say
Poll: Has the stay-at-home order been affecting your sleep?
Researchers at King’s College London have found that most people are reporting better sleep and more intense dreams since the UK’s lockdown on 23 March.
# Sleep
School intervention in sleep may help children get to bed earlier, new study finds
A study of sixth-class pupils found a 21% rise in those going to bed before 11pm after learning more about sleep.
# daily life
Chronic pain is having a significant impact on the work, social and family lives of Irish people
A survey found that 75% of people say it affects their daily life.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you use a sleep pod in work or college?
A bad night’s sleep can cause memory and concentration issues.
# ireland 2029
Only three in 10 of us get 'enough' sleep, so how can we improve this?
Commute times, shift work and mobile phones all play a role.
# european heart journal
Too much sleep linked to increased risk of death and heart disease - study
The recommended amount of sleep is about six to eight hours a day.
# stop and ask
Feeling tired these days? Send us your questions for a sleep expert
This could be your chance to catching those elusive eight hours.
# Research
It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds
The study found that irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers.
# healthy amount
Poll: How much sleep do you usually get every night?
New research as put the optimum amount at between six and eight hours a night.
# the sweet spot
This is how much sleep you should be getting every night for maximum heart healthiness
Much less than six hours, and anything more than eight puts you at a significantly higher risk of heart trouble, new research suggests.
# Sleep deprivation
Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds
That alienating vibe also makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others.
# Research
Sleeping more than eight hours a night increases your mortality risk, study finds
A sleep duration of 10 hours is linked with 30% increased risk of dying compared to sleeping for seven hours.
# Future Focus
Snore-killing earbuds and cuddling robots: the future of getting a good night's sleep
If you thought it was just a matter of going to bed early… you were wrong.
# Advice
Having a tough time sleeping in the heat? Here's how to stay cool as temperatures ramp up
A yellow temperature warning is in place nationwide.
# snooze button
Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health
Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.
Scientists find weekend lie-ins do make up for midweek sleep deprivation
Although you can catch up at the weekend, researchers also found that it is healthier to consistently get 6-7 hours of sleep every day.
# can't get no sleep
'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers
The Sleep Programme supports young adults to improve or maintain their sleep routine.
# zzz
16 memes you will relate to if you love to sleep
Can’t talk, sleeping.
# beauty sleep
Penneys is bringing out lavender-scented pillowcases to help you drift off to sleep
Because insomnia is a head wreck.
# Tick tock
Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock
The Nobel Medicine Prize was awarded last week to three scientists highlighted how the body clock works.
# Sleep patterns
Does sleeplessness cause ADHD? Scientists think it might play a role
Around 75% of children and adults with ADHD also have sleep problems.
# Beaumont Hospital
'My mother doesn't sleep': No operation in sight for woman who has already waited two years for surgery
Catherina Tobin says she is being discriminated against by the government because she’s a public patient without health insurance.
# Fitness
Sleep while you're alive! Lack of it negatively affects our bodies and there's one simple solution
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his advice.
# be honest
Poll: Do you spend 7 hours or more in bed each night?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# too hot (hot damn)
8 struggles we all must face when it gets 'too hot to sleep'
This soupy weather is good for everything EXCEPT a good night’s kip.
# firstup
The Irish app that wants to help people get up in the morning
Pieta House said that they hoped their partnership with the app would help users in a “meaningful and positive way”.
# Courts
Man filmed himself sexually assaulting heavily pregnant girlfriend while she slept
The accused told her he had drugged her on occasion because he thought she needed sleep.
# preview 2017
Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Ditch those alarm apps for a start
Sleep hygiene is a priority for our tech-obsessed society in 2017.
# clear the air
Don't sleep on it: Going to bed angry makes it worse
Memories of negative or traumatic events often last longer than those of positive or neutral experiences, and sleep doesn’t help.
# smartphone
Are you looking? Half of Irish people check their phones in the middle of the night
The study found that the vast majority of us have access to a smart device.
# Appy Dreams
Your smartphone could be making your sleep worse
Longer average screen-time was associated with poor sleep quality.
# thirty not hurty
Turning 30? Our guide to owning it
Life lessons for your fourth decade.
# Courts
Man accused of raping friend had been diagnosed with sexsomnia
The man has pleaded not guilty at the Circuit Criminal Court.