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Poor sleep linked to inability to focus – new study

By David James Robertson, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Strathclyde
Christopher B. Miller, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
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The morning after a difficult night’s sleep, it can feel impossible to wake up. You might press the snooze button just one more time in an attempt to gain a bit more of that restorative slumber.

Later that day, you might notice it’s harder to stay focused. Distractions that would normally go unnoticed – such as the phone ringing in the office next door – can more easily disrupt your concentration when you’ve slept poorly.

Research has shown poor sleep is linked to increased risk…

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