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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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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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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Tips for sleeping when you're sick

When you’re not well, sleep is one of the best things you can do. Unfortunately, sleeping when you’re sick isn’t as easy as it sounds. Here is our best advice on how to get quality sleep to help you recover.   Sleep to recover Sleeping when you’re sick is one of the best things you…

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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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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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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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