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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 services personnel responding to fires over multiple days and nights. Emergency services personnel may prioritise responding to incidents over sleep, especially when the fire is impacting their own community.

Long hours on the fireground, night shifts, and

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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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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 poor

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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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Daylight saving time in Australia

In Australia, daylight saving is observed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia.

Daylight Saving Time begins at

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Caffeine and Sleep

Important Things to Know About Caffeine and Sleep

  • High doses of caffeine can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep
  • Some people are more sensitive to caffeine’s effects on sleep quality than others
  • If you are sensitive to caffeine or have sleep difficulties use

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Sleep. Who needs it?

Newborn babies find it easy. Toddlers sometimes find it daunting. Teenagers are convinced they don't need it. Adults want it but frequently don't have the time for it. Seniors have time for it but often can't achieve it. Yet it's a simple fact that whatever your age, getting

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