Updated 28 May 2015

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Night owls run the risk of other health problems

Being a night owl puts you at risk of health problems such as diabetes and sarcopenia, even if you get the same amount of sleep as those who go to bed earlier.

Heavy snoring and your mind

Researchers have found that those people who snore heavily or suffer from sleep apnoea are at greater risk of suffering mental health issues.

Are you at higher risk of nightmares?

If you suffer from depression, insomnia or fatigue you probably get more nightmares than others.

Is a lack of sleep getting you down?
Try asking our Sleep Expert for advice on how to get a better night's rest!



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