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Coronavirus stress and sleep

Coronavirus COVID-19 is a new infection that has spread around the world in recent months. This is a pandemic. This virus is very infectious, so it is easy for it to spread from person to person. To prevent COVID-19 from spreading too quickly and too widely

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Why is sleep important?

Sleep is important as it plays a role in the proper functioning of ALL body systems. Although we don’t really know exactly the reason why we sleep, we know that we must sleep, or we can become very ill.  Sleep is important for physical and mental

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Pain disturbs sleep

The sleep-disturbing effects of pain are well known to most of us.  Pain can make your sleep lighter, increase the number of times you wake up or prevent you from returning to sleep once awoken. Chronic back pain is known to be often associated with decreased

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This fact sheet is for emergency personnel responding to a range of situations over an extended period of time. This may include responding to health pandemics or epidemics, bushfire situations or disasters like cyclones. Emergency personnel may prioritise responding to incidents over sleep

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Focusing on sleep is crucial because research shows that not getting enough sleep or not sleeping well affects learning, behaviour, mood and overall well-being.

This sleep education program has been released in conjunction with World Sleep Day and aims to teach students why sleep deserves its

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Poor sleep has a habit of taking on a life of its own.  You may know exactly when and why your poor sleep started, perhaps during a particular time of high stress.  However, that stress may be over now, and you find that you are still not sleeping well on a regular basis.  Often

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Bushfires are often unpredictable and people may experience weeks of uncertainty about whether they or their loved ones are at immediate risk. This uncertainty can produce anxiety over an extended period of time, interfere with the ability to get quality sleep and lead to sleep deprivation. (See

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Why safe sleeping is important.

  • All parents want the best for their baby. Most parents know that some infants die unexpectedly in their sleep and are keen to know how to reduce the risk.
  • Since safe sleeping recommendations were introduced in the early 1990’s the incidence of Sudden Unexpected

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Sleep Facts for Parents


Why is sleep so important?

Sleep is vital for children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing. Sleep supports healthy development of the body and mind. Evidence shows that children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have more trouble learning. They are less attentive and motivated, have

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What is diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a condition where blood sugars become elevated because the body is either unable to produce sufficient insulin or the body tissues becomes resistant to the effects of insulin. Elevated blood sugar levels may damage numerous body systems over time

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Sleep plays a vital role in forming memories and creative thinking

Sleep is important for learning, memory and creativity:

  • Sleep helps to prepare our brain for learning new things. When we are well rested we can pay better attention to new information that we come across in our daily

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