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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Sleep

All time
# Happiness
10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier
Weirdly, the colour blue makes the list…
# Dilemma
The burning question*: Do you have a 'side' in the bed?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas.
# Yawn
Is 17 hours sleep really enough?
Of course it is. Here are eight famous people who needed a lot, lot less.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you feel you get enough sleep?
A new survey has shown that almost half of Irish people don’t think they get enough kip. How about you?
# Health
Lack of sleep "top risk of stroke"
Getting under six hours of sleep can increase risk of stroke, a new study suggests. The risk is greatest for employed people of middle to older age who don’t have a history of other stroke symptoms.
# hush little baby
Hallelujah! Sweetest getting baby to fall asleep moment of the day
Have a fussy, tired baby on your hands? Then grab your ukulele and get singing, as this dad did… see the cute results inside.
# science of sleep
What's the best way to wake up in the morning?
A sleep expert explains exactly how to make sure you are waking up healthily (cuddly toy not included)… are you doing it the wrong way?
Column: Sleep deprivation for new dads can be hellish. Here’s how to survive.
Ask any father what their baby’s first few weeks were like and they’ll tell you it was like nothing they’ve ever experienced. Here’s some tips on how to cope, writes David Caren.
# Sleepwalking
WATCH: Child falls asleep while skiing, falls over
Yes, it’s very much as funny as it sounds.
# Dilemma
The burning question*: Do you need a top sheet as well as duvet cover?
This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Best places
Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work
Is your life out of balance? How about moving to one of these countries…
Proven – men DON’T think about sex every few seconds
A study asks college students to track their thoughts about sex – and find that we’re a lot less naughty than you’d think.
# Sleep
A cure for insomnia could be on the way
The discovery of an enzyme that regulates the sleep-wake cycle could help researchers to develop a cure for insomnia.
# Alarming
Alarm to stop sleep-driving could save lives
Alarm for tired drivers is a potential lifesaver, says owner of Driver Fatigue Alarms in Ireland.
# Zzzzzzz....
Infographic of the day: athletes and sleep
Stop what you’re doing! Waking up at dawn to drink egg yolks and punch frozen beef could actually be counter-productive. If you want to compete, sleep is what you need.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# sleep tips
Be a swinger: Seven of the strangest sleep tips from science
Swinging in a hammock is the best way to take a nap, new research shows. Here are some other unusual suggestions that might help catapult you into the land of Nod.
# Child Development
Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns
Parents who row could affect the sleeping patterns of their infants for significant periods of time, new research has suggested.
# Perchance to Dream?
New London play wants you to fall asleep
‘Lullaby’ is designed to lull you to sleep – the theatre will even provide a bed, and morning wake-up call.
# Sleep
Don't bother getting up - it's good for you
Scientists say there’s nothing better than a lie-in.