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10 charts that show why sleep is so important


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Both short and long sleepers are more likely to live shorter lives.

Not enough sleep associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity.

Shift workers get sick more often.

Genetic basis for being a morning lark or night owl.

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Derk-Jan Dijk

Professor of Sleep and Physiology at University of Surrey and Director of Surrey Sleep Research Centre.

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.

Shane O'Mara

Professor of Experimental Brain Research and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator at Trinity College Dublin