Skip the nightcap. Alcohol may help you fall asleep faster, but you may waken up more often and experience less restful sleep. Photograph: Getty Images

Recent studies show that the less you sleep, the more likely you are to be overweight. This link is seen in even young children. Staying up to the wee(...)

The research found that children consumed an average of 134 less calories a day when they got an early night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Putting children to bed earlier may be a simple way to keep their weight down, research has shown.Childhood obesity is not only caused by fast food, s(...)