food and sleep

If you’re having trouble sleeping well, what you eat during the day and in the lead up to your bedtime may be to blame. Find out how food and sleep are linked.     What is the link between food and sleep? Just as there are some foods that give you energy and leave you…

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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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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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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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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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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 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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What is a circadian rhythm

You may know circadian rhythms have something to do with sleep. But what are they, how do they impact sleep, and how can you reset yours?     What is a circadian rhythm? Just like you have a daily routine, your body has one too. It’s called a circadian rhythm and it’s a 24-hour internal…

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