As I am sure you are already aware, it was my birthday last month. I promise, I will stop going on about it after this post. Until next year anyway. I recently went on a shopping spree with the sole intent to see what I could get for being such a loyal customer to... most of the shops on the British high street. Materialistic, perhaps, but also a bit of an experiment. Do loyalty cards really pay off for your birthday? Do these big commercial places really look after you, especially on your birthday, as you do them with your loyal custom?

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As you may already know, I love analysing parts of my own life, particularly my sleep (See post about my Jawbone). Let me just prove to you how much of a nerd I am about this. I have compared a week of my sleep, recorded in a ‘sleep diary’ in late March (so, over my birthday)…to the sleep of astronauts and cosmonauts in space. Sleep in Space.

*Small disclaimer: I’ve never been to space

This is stemmed mainly from an old assignment that I’ve now got carried away with and I’ve amended it slightly to be a little easier on the eye, this post is proper nerdy, it’s like a full on essay. I dare you to read it, though, as it’s very very interesting, especially how the different environment in space can effect our sleep! If you would like the references from the full paper to read yourself, then just let me know @kathyathy.

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