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American man attempts waking record

26 October 2010 by , No Comments
American man attempts waking record

A man in the US has shunned bed frames in an attempt to set the record for the longest amount of time without sleeping. Tyler Shields was monitored by friends as he went for 40 days without rest so that they could verify his achievement, AOL News reports. The 28-year-old continued to work as a […]

Coldplay named best band for a nap

26 October 2010 by , No Comments
Coldplay named best band for a nap

A survey of the acts most likely to send people to sleep with their music has been topped by Coldplay. The group was named by the largest number of people in a poll by Travelodge, with high numbers of respondents also citing crooner Michael Buble as apt to make them snooze, placing him second. According […]

Concerns raised over children’s bedroom paint

26 October 2010 by , No Comments
Concerns raised over children's bedroom paint

Fumes emitted by some kinds of paint used in bedrooms could affect children, a new study indicates. Specialists from Sweden’s Karlstad University discovered kids have a considerably higher risk of developing allergies if they are exposed to certain chemicals when sleeping. According to the scientists, young people are as much as 180 per cent more […]

Tiredness ‘costs UK economy £1.6bn’

25 October 2010 by , No Comments
Tiredness 'costs UK economy £1.6bn'

Workers being deprived of sleep costs the UK economy an estimated £1.6 billion a year, or £280 a year for each worker. This is according to figures released by Bupa, which suggest that severe tiredness is costing employers around £1.6 billion annually. A study of 1,000 people by the organisation shows that one in five […]

New human mattress dominos record set

22 October 2010 by , No Comments
New human mattress dominos record set

A new world record has been set in human mattress dominos. The event took place in Taylorsville, Utah, with students from a local school taking part. Eisenhower Junior High School managed to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of human mattress dominos toppled at one time. Mattresses were donated by a […]

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