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How daylight savings affects your sleep

Daylight savings and sleep

If you live in a state that observes daylight savings, you might be interested in knowing whether daylight savings affects your sleep. And if it does, what you can do about it.   If you live in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or the ACT then you’ll be used to setting your clocks…

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What is insomnia?

What is insomnia?

Most of us have experienced trouble sleeping from time to time. But is it insomnia? And if it is, what can you do about it? What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. You may have insomnia if you have one or more of the following symptoms:…

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Can sleep be your weight loss secret?

Why sleep is your weight loss secret

Sleep is beneficial for many reasons, but did you know that good sleep can also be a secret to weight loss?   With statistics indicating that the majority of Australians are overweight or obese, it’s clear that weight loss is something on most people’s minds. But did you know that getting enough sleep can help…

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Can sleep apps really improve your sleep?

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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Should I be concerned about snoring?

Should I be concerned about snoring

Most of us are guilty of snoring at some stage. But is it just an annoying disruption to other people’s sleep, or a sign of something more serious?   How common is snoring? If you snore when you sleep, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that around 40% of men and 30% of women have at…

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Why do we dream?

Why do we dream?

Dreams are something we’ve all experienced, but have you ever wondered why we dream? What are dreams? Quite simply, dreams are stories or images that our brain creates while we are asleep. These stories can range from pleasant and entertaining, to strange and even frightening. Scientists still don’t fully understand dreams — why we dream,…

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How to get the best winter sleep for you and your family

Sleep well in winter

With the weather turning cooler, it’s time to think about how to get a good night’s sleep during winter.     Your winter sleep changes While cooler months might make it more appealing to head for your bed and snuggle under the covers, for some people sleeping well in winter can be tricky. One reason…

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Common sleep problems in the elderly

Common sleep problems in the elderly

Sleep problems in the elderly are quite common with research showing that more than half of adults aged 65 years or over have at least one sleep complaint. Common sleep problems in the elderly Insomnia With more than 50% of elderly people experiencing it, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. When you find it…

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Exercise and sleep

Exercise and sleep

We all know that exercise is good for us. It helps to control our weight, promotes strong bones and reduces our risk of chronic disease. But did you know that exercise can help you sleep? How does exercise promote good sleep? Studies have shown one of the benefits of regular exercise is better sleep. As…

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