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As groundbreaking personal statements go, ‘I never get enough sleep’ ranks somewhere down there with ‘I enjoy music!’ and ‘I like going out – but also staying in’. It’s the modern default. Because nobody does, right? Unless you're under 10, over 70 or live on a farm with no wi-fi, you’re probably not getting enough sleep. I was one of those people. I decided to embark on a two-week experience to learn how to get eight hours of shut-eye a night.

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Some days, you're full of energy, on others... not so much. Even so, if you find yourself straddling the lower end of this scale more often then not, it might be time to contemplate a few lifestyle changes. And they don't have to be that radical, as this video from AsapSCIENCE explains.

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Med School Insiders has a video on getting enough sleep while dealing with the very demanding schedule of someone early in their medical career. It's a field notorious for early starts and long hours, so what's successful for them is probably worth listening to for anyone needing a little more spring in their step.

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Some days, you're full of energy, on others... not so much. Even so, if you find yourself straddling the lower end of this scale more often then not, it might be time to contemplate a few lifestyle changes. And they don't have to be that radical, as this video from AsapSCIENCE explains.

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The next time you have trouble falling sleep, skip the warm milk and head for the egg carton instead. Eggs contain tryptophan; an amino acid that acts as a natural sedative. They also encourage the production of insulin, which helps neural pathways get tryptophan to the brain.

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Holidaying in another time zone often means being the victim of jet lag, which can make the first few days of your trip tough. Here are a few tricks I've used over my years of travelling to make sure jet lag doesn't stop me from making the most of my holiday time.

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There’s nothing quite like the sound of snoring as the ultimate sleep interrupter. But snoring can be more than just a frustration to those in your vicinity. Sometimes snoring is linked to more serious health problems, such as obstructive sleep apnoea. An emerging line of research suggests snoring may directly contribute to cardiovascular health problems.

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If you don't have a hot water bottle at the foot of your bed as Australia heads into the colder, rainier months, I'm begging you to reconsider. Sure, you can wear warm socks or tuck your feet under a human or canine companion. But dogs don't stay in place, and people tend to shriek "Eek! Your feet are cold!" before rolling over and stealing your covers.

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iOS/Android: If you didn't sleep well last night, you'll be tired today. Duh, right? Wake Mode shows your tiredness as a battery level for your body. For you and me, that's a cute gimmick. For my seven-year-old, it was a compelling argument for actually going to sleep.

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Sleeping bags are designed to retain the heat generated by your body while you sleep to keep you warm. If you're camping in a chilly environment and the bag by itself isn't quite cutting it, you can generate some heat the old-fashioned way — with a little exercise before you sleep.