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Are you getting enough sleep?

Our lives are getting busier and busier and it can often seem that there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. For many of us this means we are cutting down on the amount of time we are asleep. There is plenty of evidence, however, that in doing so we are increasing the risk of serious health problems, such as obesity and heart disease, as well as the problems associated with daytime sleepiness.

Professor Franco Cappuccio, Chair of Warwick Medical School's sleep research group, has examined the problems associated with a lack of sleep and explains how you can improve your chances of a good night's sleep.

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Sleep & Obesity

If you don't get enough sleep, you are at risk of getting fatter! In fact, you will have doubled your risk of becoming obese! By studying current evidence a team of researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered that sleeping less than 5 hours a night is associated with almost a twofold increase in the risk of obesity. Concerns over obesity have long been widespread in the USA, but now the World Health Organisation is looking at increases in Europe too, and is developing a charter to organise immediate action to curb obesity in the region.