Having trouble sleeping? Eat more vegetables and ditch chocolate, tea and alcohol, finds new study

Can't sleep Ditch the fry up, tuck into a salad and glug plenty of water Study finds eggs and fatty meats cause lack of sleepA lack of sleep can be attributed to an unbalanced dietThose who ate the most calories had the least sleep By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 17:46 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:52 GMT, 18 February 2013 Scientists have discovered a direct link between what we eat and how well we sleep at night.

Mothers SHOULD leave their babies to cry if they wake in the night, says leading expert

Mothers SHOULD leave their babies to cry if they wake in the night, says leading expert Children move through a sleep cycle every 1.5 to 2 hours in which they wake up and then return to sleepChild development expert warns it is important for babies to learn how to fall asleep on their ownMajority of babies who woke in the night were boysMothers of non-sleeping babies more likely to breast feed and/or be depressed By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 11:32 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:11 GMT, 3 January 2013 It's an age-old debate that divides parents the world over: should you let a baby cry when it wakes the night, or rush to comfort it Indeed, infants waking up nocturnally is the most common concern reported to paediatricians by parents of newborns.

Lack of sleep as a teenager raises the risk of heart disease

Now that's a good excuse to stay in bed! Teenagers who skimp on sleep are more likely to suffer heart problems later in life Lack of sleep linked to high blood pressure and cholesterol Teenagers need around nine hours of sleep a night – and weekend catch-ups don't count | UPDATED: 12:34 GMT, 5 October 2012 Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are more likely to develop heart disease later in life, Canadian research has found.

Sleeping pills "don"t work for four out of 10 Britons with insomnia"

Sleeping pills ‘don’t work for four out of 10 Britons with insomnia’ Study shows cognitive behavioural therapy more effective | UPDATED: 22:49 GMT, 9 September 2012 Four in ten adults who take sleeping pills find they fail to help their insomnia, a survey has found.

That is something to lose sleep over: How millions of Britons suffer insomnia every year

That is something to lose sleep over: How millions of Britons are affected by acute insomnia – but experts say they don't know why Full extent of problems of acute insomnia revealedExperts hope this will help them find ways to stop it developing into chronic insomniaInitial triggers, however, are still unclear | UPDATED: 15:33 GMT, 24 August 2012 Almost one in ten adults in the UK suffer from acute insomnia, research suggests – far more than previously thought.