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Shingles is a painful rash of red spots that spreads over various areas of the skin, primarily around the head or trunk. It is a viral infection that travels down nerve pathways and affects the nerve endings in the skin.

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A sleep diary is a record of an individual's sleeping and waking times with related information, usually over a period of several weeks.
This data alone can help people pin point factors favouring good sleep.

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