What is a circadian rhythm

You may know circadian rhythms have something to do with sleep. But what are they, how do they impact sleep, and how can you reset yours?     What is a circadian rhythm? Just like you have a daily routine, your body has one too. It’s called a circadian rhythm and it’s a 24-hour internal…

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The latest in sleep research

There are many aspects of sleep that remain a mystery. However, researchers are discovering more all the time. Here is a quick summary of the latest sleep research.     COVID-19 causing sleep issues A number of studies have been conducted around how COVID-19 has impacted sleep. One study by the University of Basel in…

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What's the best bedtime routine

One of the secrets to getting a good night’s sleep is a solid bedtime routine. Here are our top tips to ensure your bedtime routine is one that will help put you to sleep.   We all know the importance of a bedtime routine when it comes to babies and children. However, structured routine around…

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How to stop snoring

If you sleep with a snorer or someone has complained about your noisy sleep, chances are you’d like to know how to stop snoring!     We all been kept awake with snoring before — that snorting, rattling sound people make when they’re asleep. Sometimes it can be a gentle, and other times it can…

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Sleep talking

Have you ever talked in your sleep or heard someone else sleep talk? Here’s what you want to know.   What is sleep talking? Sleep talking (also known as somniloquy) is an abnormal behaviour that occurs during sleep. Sleep talking happens when you talk while you’re sleeping, without being aware of it. While it’s common…

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Quality and quantity of sleep

When you’ve had a good night’s sleep you always know. But what’s better — quality of sleep or quantity of sleep?     It’s well known that sleep is an important part of health and overall wellbeing. While researchers don’t know everything there is to know about sleep, they do know that sleep deprivation can…

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Do herbs for sleep really work

If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping you may have turned to herbs to help you sleep. But do they really work?   Herbs have been used for centuries as a natural way to promote good sleep. Even today, people turn to natural sleep remedies, including herbs instead of resorting to sleeping pills. Herbs for sleep…

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allergy symptoms

Millions of Australians suffer from allergy symptoms, with the change in season and associated increased pollen count often being blamed. But the source of your allergies may be much closer to home than you realise. What are allergies? When your body overreacts to a substance that is harmless to most people, an allergic reaction, or…

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Sleep and mental health

We all know how vital sleep is to our physical wellbeing, but how are sleep and mental health related? The quality and quantity of sleep we get each night can affect how we feel during the day. Get a good sleep and we wake up feeling refreshed, and ready to greet the day. But wake…

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Effects of coronavirus on sleep

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives. Social distancing, lockdowns, taking extra care to practice hand hygiene and the ever-present threat of a virus we have no vaccine for, has increased anxiety levels considerably. But what are the effects of coronavirus on sleep? Have our sleep patterns changed? And if so, how?   Sleep has…

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