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BRO­KEN NIGHTS, BAD HABITS A lack of sleep may lead to chil­dren de­vel­op­ing poor di­etary habits and spend­ing more time us­ing com­put­ers and smart de­vices, re­searchers at the Amer­i­can Academy of Sleep Medicine have found. The sur­vey of nearly 180,000 school­child­ren found that those sleep­ing for less than eight hours are more likely to skip break­fast, eat fast food and sweets and stay glued to their phones all day.

SI­ESTA FOR SUC­CESS Nap­ping could boost teenagers’ per­for­mance in school, a study at the Univer­sity of Delaware has found. Get­ting 30 to 60 min­utes’ worth of shut-eye be­tween 12 noon and 2pm – the so-called ‘cir­ca­dian dip’ dur­ing which our en­ergy lev­els are at their low­est – may help to boost neu­rocog­ni­tive func­tion.

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