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Harvard research shows new link between sleep and clogged arteries

Researchers have known for some time that poor sleep raises heart disease risk. Now, they’ve found a chemical chain reaction that helps explain that risk, leading from poor sleep to a white blood cell surge that promotes the artery-clogging plaques of cardiovascular disease. The world’s top killer, cardiovascular disease kills 17.7 million worldwide annually, according… Read More »

World Cup star Jonny Wilkinson tells how aromatherapy solved his sleep problems

For years, Jonny Wilkinson and sleep made uncomfortable ­bedfellows. The intense focus and obsessive drive which made him such a superstar on the rugby field also left him thinking that rest was “wasted” time and a sign of weakness. During the most challenging period of his life, unless he used sleeping tablets the World Cup… Read More »