Can oversleeping be a problem

With inadequate sleep affecting around 33-45% of adults in Australia[i], you may think that there’s no such thing as too much sleep. However, oversleeping can have detrimental effects as well.   How much sleep do we need? While there is no ‘magic’ number of hours we should sleep for, experts agree that the average adult…

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Caffeine and sleep

Most of us love a cup or two (or maybe more) of coffee each day, but can the caffeine in your cuppa be interfering with your sleep? What is caffeine? Caffeine is a natural substance found in coffee beans, tea leaves and cocoa beans. Caffeine has a stimulating effect on the brain by increasing alertness…

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Electronics before bed

Using electronics for bed may not be the relaxing activity you think it is. Find out why this simple activity could be preventing you from getting a good nights’ sleep. If you take electronic devices into the bedroom, you’re not alone. A recent survey by the Sleep Health Foundation found that up to 45% of…

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Sleep well when you travel

Even the best sleepers can have their sleep patterns disrupted while travelling, so we’ve put together some of the best tips to help you sleep well when you travel. Travelling can interfere with your sleep enormously, especially if you’re travelling to different time zones. However, with a bit of forward planning, you can adjust to…

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Is stress affecting your sleep?

Are you finding it hard to get a good night’s sleep? Perhaps stress is affecting your sleep.   We all know it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. And while it’s normal to have the odd night here and there where good sleep is hard to come by, persistent problems with your sleep isn’t…

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Is sleepwalking dangerous

Performing normal, everyday activities while you’re asleep may seem strange, but it’s exactly what happens when people go sleepwalking. But is it dangerous?     What is sleepwalking? Sleepwalking (aka somnambulism) is a disorder that originates during deep sleep. The result is that the person affected can walk or perform other complex behaviours while they…

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How to relax before bed

We all know that to ensure a good night’s sleep we need to relax before bed. But what are the best ways to do this? And what things should we avoid? The need to relax The busyness and stress of everyday life can take a toll on your body, meaning you’re well and truly tired…

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How to avoid daytime sleepiness

We all have those days when we dream of crawling back to bed and pulling the covers over our heads. But if daytime sleepiness is more the norm than the exception, you might want to read on. Causes of daytime sleepiness Excessive daytime sleepiness will often interfere with work, study, relationships and daily activities. It…

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What is a sleep study?

If you experience difficulties with your sleep, you doctor may order a sleep study. But what is it? What can you expect? And what are the benefits? What is a sleep study? A sleep study is a non-invasive medical test that monitors your sleep. It’s done to diagnose sleep disorders that can’t be identified by…

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Can sleep apps improve your sleep

In an age where there is an app for nearly everything, you might be wondering whether sleep apps can actually help improve your sleep? Sleep is a vital part of health and wellbeing, yet recent statistics show that one in three Australians fail to get enough sleep. In addition, around 10% of us take more…

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