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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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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Menopause and sleep

A lot of women experience poorer sleep quality once they hit menopause. But’s what’s the link between menopause and sleep? And what can you do about it?   What is menopause? Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, and is a normal part of life. Menopause occurs when it has been 12 months…

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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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Boost your immune system with sleep

With the recent outbreak of the corona virus, you may be wondering how to boost their immune system. But did you know you can boost your immune system with sleep? Boost your immune system with sleep There are a number of ways we can boost our immune systems in order to be as healthy as…

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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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