How booze plays havoc with your rest: Alcohol reduces amount of time spent in deep sleep

How booze plays havoc with your rest: Alcohol reduces amount of time spent in deep sleep It helps you get to sleep quicker but rest is disrupted, report findsThe more alcohol consumed, the less deep sleep takes placeAlcohol should not be used as sleeping aid, researchers warn By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 23 January 2013 Alcohol may help you fall asleep but it leads to a disrupted night’s rest, scientists reported yesterday.

It"s not just the number of sperm a man has that matters – they need to be the same length too

It's not just the number of sperm that matters – they need to be the same LENGTH, too Experts compared semen samples from more than 100 men who had fertility problems They found that consistent tail-length trumped average length when it came to strong-swimming sperm | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 17 December 2012 Men have a better chance of having children if they have semen teeming with strong-swimmers.

Why buying your varifocals online can leave you seeing red: Our test proves those cheap deals aren"t always as good as they look

Why buying your varifocals online can leave you seeing red: Our test proves those cheap deals aren't always as good as they look | UPDATED: 02:42 GMT, 2 October 2012 Anyone who wears glasses knows they don’t tend to come cheap — the cost of frames, lenses, lens coatings and cases can mount up to hundreds of pounds.

Babies left to cry are still unhappy hours afterwards as stress hormone remains high

Babies left to cry stay unhappy hours afterwards as stress hormone remains high | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 24 May 2012 Don't be fooled: Babies continue to be unhappy for hours after crying as the levels of stress hormone cortisol remain high, but just keep quiet about it, a study has found (file picture) It is a blissful moment for any parent, when a once fractious baby finally learns to fall asleep without a murmur.

Mothers warned drinking during seventh to 12th week of pregnancy puts unborn babies at highest risk of foetal alcohol syndrome

Mothers warned drinking during seventh to 12th week of pregnancy puts unborn babies at highest risk of foetal alcohol syndrome Pregnant women who drink alcohol were found to have an increased risk of having children with FASD – a series of preventable birth defects Drinking regularly during pregnancy is known to increase the odds of having children with foetal alcohol syndrome. However, scientists have now found that the risk to a woman's baby is highest if they consume alcohol in the seventh to 12th week. A team led by Haruna Sawada Feldman from the University of California, San Diego, studied nearly 1,000 women during their pregnancies over three decades