The Chief Medical Officer has come out over the last two days saying new research shows that there is actually no such thing as a safe drinking level and any amount of alcohol is harmful. Recognising that not many people will go along with this, the medical fraternity are suggesting that we should drink only very moderately ( we have all heard the guidelines) and that we should avoid drinking every day, to give our livers a breather! This has generated an awful lot of debate.
Perusing Time magazine the other day, I noticed another article on sleep. It doesn’t surprise me how often sleep crops up these days in media programmes and articles, because it really is so fundamentally important to our health. A disrupted night’s sleep lowers our mood This article was reporting on a 3 night study by Patrick Finan, in the journal Sleep, which showed that a disrupted night’s sleep, significantly reduces the amount of slow wave sleep (the deep sleep associate