how to get back into a good sleep routine

Going on holidays, travelling, working shift work or overcoming an illness can all wreak havoc on the best sleep routines. But the good news is that there are many things you can do to get back into a good routine.     What is a good sleep routine? Sleep routines vary from person to person…

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how to create the optimal sleep environment

The secret to getting a good night’s sleep is to create the optimal sleep environment.     We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is central to our health and wellbeing. However, ensuring that you get good quality and quantity of sleep has a lot to do with the environment you create. Here…

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How to sleep well during the party season

The party season is often filled with fun, friends and late nights, so how can you stop your sleep from suffering?     The end of the year is often full of social activities, festive functions and parties. While these are great for our social lives, they may not always be great for our sleep.…

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food and sleep

If you’re having trouble sleeping well, what you eat during the day and in the lead up to your bedtime may be to blame. Find out how food and sleep are linked.     What is the link between food and sleep? Just as there are some foods that give you energy and leave you…

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white noise for sleep

Wondering what white noise is and how it can help you sleep? Read on for the details. What is white noise? Quite simply, white noise is sounds of varying frequencies played together at the same intensity level. It can be similar to the sound of a fan humming in the background, an air conditioner, or…

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weighted blankets

Weighted blankets are among the newest and most popular sleep products on the market. But what are they and do they work? What is a weighted blanket? Weighted blankets are heavy blankets that are used for therapeutic purposes — most commonly stress and anxiety. These blankets can be made from a variety of materials but…

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allergies that impact sleep

Is a stuffy or runny nose preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep? Find out how allergies affect sleep and how you can manage symptoms.     What are allergies Allergies refer to a wide range of conditions. When the body overreacts to a substance that is harmless to most people, an allergic reaction,…

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Sleep through the seasons

If you feel that your sleep changes with the seasons, you’re probably right! Find out how your sleep is affected by seasonal changes and how to get the best sleep you can. Why sleep changes with the seasons One of the influences on our sleep is our external environment, so it makes sense that our…

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Anxiety and sleep

If you’ve been feeling anxious, chances are your sleep is also suffering. Find out how anxiety impacts sleep and what you can do.     Anxiety and anxiety disorders Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress, which includes fear or apprehension. However, if feelings of anxiety are extreme, are with you all the time,…

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Teenagers and sleep

If you have a teen, you might have noticed that their sleep patterns are much different to what they were when they were younger. Find out what you need to know about teenagers and sleep. How much sleep do teenagers need? Experts recommend that teenagers get between 8 – 10 hours each night, which is…

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