Sleep and diabetes

diabetes and sleep

You may be surprised to learn that sleep and diabetes are closely linked. Read on to find out why.   What is diabetes Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a serious condition where there is too much glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. This can lead to long-term and short-term health complications. There are 3…

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Common sleep disorders

Common sleep disorders

Unfortunately, most Australians don’t get enough sleep. While lack of sleep can often be due to lifestyle factors, sleep disorders can also be to blame.     It’s estimated that about 20% of Australians are affected by a major sleep disorder that affects their sleep. These include obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and insomnia — the…

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What to do when you can’t sleep

what to do when you can't sleep

Most of us have times when we can’t sleep, whether it’s trouble dropping off or staying asleep. Here’s our advice on what to do when sleep eludes you. How Australians sleep Many Australians have trouble sleeping. Recent studies and surveys indicate that almost 60% of us have symptoms 3-4 times a week. These include: having…

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Sleep and pregnancy

Sleep and pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when you need lots of sleep, but it can also be a time when you notice sleep problems. Find out why your sleep changes when you’re pregnant and what you can do about it.     Why sleep is important when you’re pregnant When you’re pregnant, sleep is very important. Not…

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25 sleep facts that may surprise you

25 sleep facts that may surprise you

Think you know all there is to know about sleep? Well, we’ve rounded up the most curious sleep facts that you may not be aware of. Falling asleep should take around 10-15 minutes. If you fall asleep in less time, you’re probably sleep-deprived Around 12% of people dream in black and white. Interestingly, before the…

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Sleep and your heart: What’s the connection?

Sleep and your heart

We all know that a healthy heart is vital for our wellbeing. But did you know that sleep and the health of your heart are closely connected?     While good sleep is important for energy levels, it also plays a vital role in the health of your heart. Your heart The heart is a…

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Foods to help you sleep

Foods to help you sleep

We’ve all heard the saying you are what you eat, but how does that apply to sleep? In this blog, we look at the best foods (and drinks) to have that will help you sleep well.     It’s no secret that sleep is vitally important for our overall health and wellbeing. Experts recommend we…

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Why skimping on sleep is risking your health

skimping on sleep

Think that skimping on sleep is no big deal? Time to think again.     We’ve all done it – skimped on sleep. Whether it’s because we were burning the candle at both ends, pulling an all-nighter, or just partying too long into the night, nearly all of us have experienced the immediate effects of…

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How to improve your sleep

improve your sleep

  For many of us, the ideal night’s sleep happens less often than we’d like. But there are many things you can do to improve your sleep.   Why sleep is important We all know that sleep is vital for our health. Adequate sleep allows our body and mind to rest and recharge so we…

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