Do herbs for sleep really work

If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping you may have turned to herbs to help you sleep. But do they really work?   Herbs have been used for centuries as a natural way to promote good sleep. Even today, people turn to natural sleep remedies, including herbs instead of resorting to sleeping pills. Herbs for sleep…

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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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seniors mattress

Sleep problems may sometimes increase with age and poor sleep can lead to the overuse of sleep aids, sleepiness during the day, memory problems, and short attention span. Still there are many things that older people can do to get a good night’s sleep. Just because the pattern of sleep changes, doesn’t always mean there is…

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