weighted blankets

Weighted blankets are among the newest and most popular sleep products on the market. But what are they and do they work? What is a weighted blanket? Weighted blankets are heavy blankets that are used for therapeutic purposes — most commonly stress and anxiety. These blankets can be made from a variety of materials but…

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Sleep through the seasons

If you feel that your sleep changes with the seasons, you’re probably right! Find out how your sleep is affected by seasonal changes and how to get the best sleep you can. Why sleep changes with the seasons One of the influences on our sleep is our external environment, so it makes sense that our…

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Anxiety and sleep

If you’ve been feeling anxious, chances are your sleep is also suffering. Find out how anxiety impacts sleep and what you can do.     Anxiety and anxiety disorders Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress, which includes fear or apprehension. However, if feelings of anxiety are extreme, are with you all the time,…

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Teenagers and sleep

If you have a teen, you might have noticed that their sleep patterns are much different to what they were when they were younger. Find out what you need to know about teenagers and sleep. How much sleep do teenagers need? Experts recommend that teenagers get between 8 – 10 hours each night, which is…

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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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grinding your teeth at night

Do you sometimes wake with jaw and neck pain? You may be grinding your teeth while you sleep. Read on to discover more about this sleep disorder.     Involuntary grinding and clenching of your teeth while you sleep is also known as bruxism. It most commonly occurs in children, adolescents and young adults but…

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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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