Struggling to get enough shuteye at night? Tracking your sleep patterns in a journal may be the solution. Sleeping is as vital to our bodies as breathing and eating. Without it, life simply isn’t possible. But for many of us, getting a good night’s rest is a constant struggle – and counting sheep just doesn’t […]
A good night’s sleep is vital to good health. Find information on natural ways to get your eight hours, why we dream and common sleep disorders.
Whether you’re taking an afternoon nap or settling in for the night, your different sleep phases all serve a purpose. Here’s your sleep cycle explained. The phases of sleep progress in a cycle from phase 1 to REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, after which the cycle starts again. Phase 1 Phase one is light sleep, when you’re […]
If you tend to wake up in the middle of the night, don’t be alarmed. This might be exactly what your body is meant to do. As humans, one of our fundamental needs is getting sufficient sleep. But try as we may, some of us just can’t sleep all the way through the recommended 6 to 8 […]
Need a quick energy boost? Read this before you reach for that energy drink… Energy drinks like V, Red Bull and Mother have taken over storefront refrigerators worldwide and, according to financial analysts, their popularity keeps on growing – also in Australia. A 2012 business review in The Australian reported that sales of energy drinks have […]
Now here’s something interesting: What you dream about can give insights into health problems you could face in the future. Your nightmares can predict diseases. We all know that dreams can be a very good indicator of the emotions we’re experiencing at any given time. The latest research shows, however, that what happens in the unconscious mind […]
Do you dread bedtime because you spend hours tossing and turning? Perhaps it’s time to look for answers in your fridge. It could be one of these foods keeping you awake. If you have difficulty falling asleep, or difficulty getting back to sleep, or wake up exhausted every morning, your diet may be to blame. […]
You could be forgiven for thinking that “Omega-3” was just a made-up marketing term to help advertisers sell more fortified cereal and baby-formula. The important truth, however, is that omega-3 intake is critical for good health, and there are more than 10,000 academic studies that support that claim. Now, there seems to be one more reason […]
Sleep apnoea, which usually manifests in bursts of strangled-sounding snores, plagues millions of people every night. It's a sleep-thief, but it's also potentially very dangerous...
If you’re struggling with sleepless nights and disrupted sleep, trade in the old “counting sheep” remedy for a nifty smartphone app that will help you get a good night’s sleep.
Dead man (or woman) walking? If a sleep disorder is disrupting your life, read on.