Body Clock

  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder (ASPD)


    What is ASPD?

    This is a sleep disorder where you keep going to bed and waking up too early.  For example, you might find it hard to stay up until a normal bed time such as 10pm. You might feel a strong urge to go to bed as early as 8-9pm. Once in bed you fall asleep quickly and sleep well

  • Body Clock

    Body Clock

    What makes you tick?

    It might surprise you to know that your brain has a kind of clock in it. This keeps things ticking over every day. As humans, we prefer to sleep at night and be up during the day. This isn’t due to habit or work schedules or convenience. It is driven by the body clock. Even

  • Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder (DSWPD)

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    What is Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder?

    Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder (DSWPD) is a disorder where you find it hard to go to sleep at conventional or socially acceptable times because you don’t feel tired until very late at night. Because you can’t fall asleep until very late, you will

  • Healthy Sleep Practices for Shift Workers (Sleep Hygiene Tips for Shift Work)

    As a shift worker, it can be difficult to get enough good quality sleep, which can impact health, wellbeing, job performance, and safety. The following guidelines are designed to provide shift workers with advice on healthy sleep practices, which can improve sleep during rostered periods of work

  • Melatonin

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    What is melatonin?
    Melatonin is a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin levels vary in 24 hour cycles and are controlled by our body clock. Normally its production is reduced by being in bright light. Levels increase at night. This is why it is often

  • Melatonin and Children

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    What is melatonin?
    Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body. Over a 24 hour period it is secreted in the evening and during the night. It is not normally secreted during the day. For more general information on melatonin please see our melatonin web page.

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