choosing the right pillow

If you’ve ever experienced a sore neck when sleeping, you know the importance of choosing the right pillow. But how do you know which one to choose?   Choosing the right pillow is important to ensure you get a good nights’ sleep. It’s also important for your overall health and wellbeing, as the wrong one…

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Sleep differences between men and women

It might surprise you to learn that there are key sleep differences between men and women. Read our blog to find out what they are.     How well do men and women sleep? While men and women need the same amount of sleep, the quantity and quality of sleep differs between each group. What…

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waking up tired

If you’re regularly waking up tired, despite getting to bed at a decent time, you may be wondering what’s going on. In this blog, we look at the most common reasons people don’t get a good nights sleep. You’re drinking too much coffee While it remains a favourite drink with many Australians, coffee and other…

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Why you should rethink your all-nighter

Are you one of those people who pull all-nighters when life gets busy? If so, you need to read this!   Whether it’s to study for an exam, meet a deadline or to keep partying, most of us have pulled all-nighters in our lifetime. However, research shows that perhaps they’re not as harmless as we…

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Sleep and shift work

  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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