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The Science of Sleep

Did you know that before the invention of light bulbs, humans used to sleep twice each night? Are our smartphones, computers and tablets ruining our chances of getting a good night's rest? New research is telling us more and more about sleep; why we do it, how it affects our health, and the best ways to make sure we get enough. We explore the science of slumber.

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