Cutting the caffeine and discovering decaf – how to drink great coffee, without the buzz

You never realise you’re an addict until you try to give up. My realisation came during a night shift. I work 10pm till 9am, and it was around 5am when a colleague offered me a cup of coffee. I looked around my desk and there were already seven mugs piled up… So, I reluctantly declined …

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As the clocks go back, my secrets for a good night’s sleep

Feeling a little tired today? Me too. Not only did the clocks go forward yesterday, depriving us of an hour's sleep, but I've just finished a stretch of night shifts (9pm-9am, in case you were wondering). Sleep has never been that big an issue for me, I used to wake up at 5am and stay …

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