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Why sleep could be the key to tackling mental illness

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness – a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. But an increasing body of scientific evidence is now suggesting that we should turn our attention to one of our most basic functions: sleep.

The worst things you can do before bed

People who look at their smartphones or tablets just before they turn in can take up to an hour longer to sleep than those who choose a more restful activity 

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