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Night shift workers are at high risk of car crashes when returning home after work.
Nearly 40pc of shift workers who took part in a test drive after a night shift were involved in a near crash event.
A good night’s sleep helps the brain to file away important information from the activities of the day.
Patterns of brain activity from the day are replayed at fast-forward speed during sleep.
This helps strengthen microscopic connections between the nerve cells in a process which is deemed critical for consolidating memories.
Pain intensity for fibromyalgia patients showed 41pc drop with acupuncture and the benefits were still being felt a year later.
Fibromyalgia affects one in 20 people who suffer chronic widespread pain, fatigue and disordered sleep.
Nine in 10 of these people try some form of complementary therapy.
The latest study has found that nine weekly sessions of individually tailored acupuncture cut the pain intensity, improved function and quality of life.
Poor sleepers turn to Facebook more often as an easy distraction from tiredness.
Lack of sleep leads to more frequent online activities such as browsing facebook, according to a new study at the University of California.