If you’re a shift worker, you probably know first hand how shift work and sleep don’t go together. Here are our top tips on how to get the best sleep you can.   What is shift work? Generally speaking, shift work is defined as any shift that falls outside the hours of 6am and…

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What is narcolepsy

There are a number of chronic sleep disorders that can severely interfere with your life. Narcolepsy is one of them.     What is narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control sleep-wake cycles. Characteristics of this condition include overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden ‘attacks’ of sleep. People with…

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Are you making these sleep mistakes

Want to get a great night’s sleep? Make sure you’re not making these sleep mistakes.   Exercising close to bedtime While regular exercise does promote good sleep, exercising too close to bedtime can interfere with your sleep. This is because the immediate effects of exercise elevate stress levels, and cause an increase in body temperature…

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Smoking and sleep

We know that smoking is linked to many serious diseases including cancer and heart disease. But what about smoking and sleep?     Tobacco smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health, and research shows that it also impacts negatively on your sleep. Difficulty falling asleep People who smoke often…

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what is restless leg syndrome

If you’ve ever experienced a powerful urge to move your legs at night, you may have restless leg syndrome     What is restless leg syndrome? Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. It’s a condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs and typically happens in the evening or…

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How sleep changes as you age

The process of aging brings many changes, including differences to our sleep. Find out how your sleep needs change over your lifetime.     The amount and quality of sleep changes as we get older. Here’s a quick summary on how your sleep needs change over time, and the differences you can expect as you…

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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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