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Sleep, privacy and data confidentiality themed blog by Adrian Zacher and Emma Easton. They tweet @snorerdotcom #snorercom

Why I’ll sacrifice my sleep for the football

Sleep House has not seen too much sleep over the past few weeks – what with hot weather and the World Cup. Accepted. Sleep House has not seen too much sleep over the past few weeks – what with hot weather and the World Cup. I’m not a massive football fan, but I’m massively patriotic, so I’m writing this, sitting here in red, white and blue…

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NHS App delays repeat prescriptions. Is it secure?

NHS App delays repeat prescriptions Yesterday, (2nd July 2018), Jeremy Hunt our Health Secretary, was shown in a BBC interview1 with Rory Cellan-Jones as saying: “[the NHS app]…puts patients in control…” So, I write this post with a frustrated mindset, because my...

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Fancy a lecture at 8 in the morning? OMG!

Today I saw the headline: “Durham University students angry at plans for 8am start.” The university is reportedly considering plans to start lectures early to support a growing cohort of students and that this would be a temporary measure while additional lecture theatre space is built. I find this suggestion quite surprising.

There is plenty of research that suggests students perform better with a later morning start2, and indeed that grades can suffer with insufficient sleep when circadian rhythms are not taken into account.

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Chin Strap for Snoring? Safe, Effective or Dangerous? [2018]

Using video, X-ray images & diagrams, I provide an expert technical review of chin straps and their underlying concept. I explain why (with 1 exception) most chin straps are dangerous, because they may collapse your airway. I explain the options to stop snoring, treat obstructive sleep apnoea/apnea (OSA).

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