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‘Managers need to consider sleep benefits to improve skills’

Managers everywhere need to consider the benefits of more sleep in order to reap the rewards of productivity while avoiding poor decision making and inefficiency, according to an expert. During a keynote address at a joint Middle

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Abraaj acquires stake in Turkish sleep products maker

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, has acquired a stake in BRN Yatak Baza Ev Tekstili Ýnþaat Sanayi Ticaret Anonim Þirketi, a Turkish mattress and sleep products manufacturer, exporter and

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Nintendo to develop device to track sleep

Japanese video game maker Nintendo will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, chief executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division.

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Nintendo to develop device to track sleep

Japanese video game maker Nintendo will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, chief executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division.

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Effect of light on sleep cycle in focus

The effect of light on a person’s sleep cycle or ‘circadian rhythm’ was the focus of a white paper issued by Philips, a leader in lighting. It compiled key insights from over 10 years of ongoing research, reveali

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Exercise, less sitting time, linked to better sleep

Insomniacs looking for a good night's sleep may want to hit the treadmill, take a walk or play a game of golf or tennis because a new report released on Monday shows exercise promotes good sleep and the more vigorous the workout, the better.

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35pc workers sacrifice sleep for commitments

Over a third of Middle Eastern workers (35 per cent) say they have to sacrifice sleep to fit in personal and work commitments, either by waking up too early or by burning the midnight oil, according to a global report by Regus. Al

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Philips to launch ‘healing’ light

Philips will launch HealWell, a lighting solution for hospitals designed to help care providers enhance the healing environment in patient rooms, at Arab Health 2012. HealWell combines the positive, regulating biological effects of light w

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Half of Bahrain ‘lack on sleep’

More than half of Bahrain's population is unable to get the recommended eight hours of sleep a night, a recent survey said. The findings, by Dubai-based Zarca Interactive, also found 69 per cent of the population do not have time for break

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Nap ‘helps take in new information’

A nap during the day enhances the brain’s capability to take in and process new information, said a report. Volunteers who took a 90-minute nap during the day did better at cognitive tests than those who made to stay awake throughout the d

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