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  • Sleeping pill use linked with high blood pressure

    Sleeping pill use linked with high blood pressure0

    Using sleeping pills on a regular basis is linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time, according to a new study of 752 older adults with hypertension published in the journal Geriatrics & Gerontology International. The association was observed regardless of sleep duration and quality, body mass index, diet, physical activity,

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  • Sleeping in on the weekend won’t repay your sleep debt

    Sleeping in on the weekend won’t repay your sleep debt0

    Sleeping in on the weekend can’t repair the damage from a week of sleepless nights, according to University of Colorado Boulder research published in the journal Current Biology. In fact, on some health measures, trying to play catch-up for a few days and then returning to poor sleep habits makes things worse. The study’s senior author,

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  • Rough sleeping is on the decline, so why does it seem like there are more homeless on the streets?

    Rough sleeping is on the decline, so why does it seem like there are more homeless on the streets?0

    The latest official count of rough sleepers across England found a 2% reduction from 2017 to 2018. But walking past snow-covered sleeping bags on the pavement of the UK’s major cities, it’s hard to believe that there’s been any improvement. Context is important here: the total number of people estimated to be rough sleeping on

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