Category Archives: Sleep myths

Does lack of sleep really make you fat? Patsy Westcott investigates . . .

Magazines, newspapers and the internet are awash with claims that lack of shut-eye piles on the pounds. And at first sight it seems pretty cut and dried. As we’ve become collectively more sleep-deprived our weight has soared in parallel. Numerous … Continue reading

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Sleep myths: Does eating cheese at night give you nightmares?

The theory that eating cheese in the evening gives you bad dreams may be an old wives’ tale but like most myths it has some basis in fact. It shouldn’t be just cheese that shoulders the blame though. In a … Continue reading

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Sleep myths: Does lettuce help you sleep?

“It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is “soporific.” I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit. They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies!” So … Continue reading

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