Sleep within other problems

  • ADHD and Sleep in Children


    How common are sleep problems in children with ADHD?

    Up to 70% of children with ADHD suffer from problems with their sleep. Almost half the parents of a child with ADHD say that their child has moderate to serious sleep problems. Children with ADHD may have behavioural sleep problems or

  • Anaesthesia, Sleep and Sleep Apnea


    How are sleep and anaesthesia the same? How do they differ?

    Sleep is natural.  When you have met the need for it, it will finish by itself. Anaesthesia is caused by drugs. It will only finish when the drugs wear off.  These drugs work by acting on the same parts of the brain that

  • Anxiety and Sleep

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    The Most Important Things to Know About Anxiety and Sleep

    • If you are a ""worrier"", you are at greater risk of having insomnia.
    • Worrying about your sleep can make it worse. This may create a vicious cycle of poor sleep and worrying.
    • Worrying may disturb your sleep even you
  • Burnout and Sleep

    • Burnout is a common occupational syndrome characterised by feelings of exhaustion, cynicism and low personal accomplishment at work
    • Burnout affects people emotionally and physically, and their behaviour can also change
    • While closely related, burnout and stress are different phenomena, and it is
  • Caffeine and Sleep

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    Caffeine and Sleep

    Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance that affects the brain and behaviour. It can be found in many different drinks and foods. This includes tea, coffee, chocolate and soft drinks. Caffeine is also found in some medications.

    Caffeine promotes alertness by inhibiting

  • Caffeine, Food, Alcohol, Smoking and Sleep


    How can caffeine affect my sleep?

    Caffeine is a drug that acts as a stimulant, both mentally and physically. It is found in many drinks and foods that are common in our everyday life. These include tea, coffee, chocolate and cola drinks. Many people do not think of it as a drug. It can be bad

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Sleep

    Chronic Fatigue


    Are people with CFS just tired?

    People with CFS are more than “just tired”. They suffer from an intense fatigue and exhaustion that won’t go away. Physical or mental activity can make their CFS symptoms worse. To recover, the person must rest for longer than usual. People with CFS have

  • Dementia and Sleep

    Dementia and Sleep


    How can we best understand dementia?

    Dementia causes a set of problems that are related to each other. These include memory loss, trouble communicating, confusion and difficulty with walking around. There might be difficulty with recognising people they know, even if they are close

  • Depression and Sleep


    I think I’m depressed, how do I know?
    If you keep feeling hopeless, helpless and sad, then you could have clinical depression. You may have low motivation and low energy. It might seem like there is no joy in life anymore. Changes in how you sleep and eat are also a sign of depression. Some

  • Epilepsy and Sleep

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    Epileptic seizures during sleep or shortly after awakening

    Some types of epilepsy produce seizures during sleep or soon after waking. Many of the sleep related epilepsies commence in childhood. One of these, epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes, produces recurrent seizures, of which

  • Incontinence (Nocturia)


    What is Nocturia?

    Nocturia is the need to get up during the night to urinate, thereby interrupting sleep. Sleep occurs before and after each time you wake up.

    What are the most common types of nocturia?
    There are three main types of nocturia: 1) nocturnal polyuria (or overproduction); 2)

  • Menopause and Sleep


    How does sleep change during the menopause?
    Many women report that it is more difficult to sleep well during the menopause. They say that it is not as easy to get to sleep or to stay asleep and they also tend to wake up earlier than planned. This may be due to less oestrogen in the body. After

  • Menstrual Cycle and Sleep


    Does sleep quality change across the menstrual cycle in women?

    Up to 7 in 10 women say that their sleep changes just before their period.  The most common time for this is 3 to 6 days before having the period.

    Are sleeping problems a common part of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

    Yes. Most

  • Obesity and Sleep

    Things you need to know about Obesity and Sleep

    • Not getting enough sleep increases the risk for obesity by altering processes that promote weight gain
    • Weight loss is more difficult to achieve in individuals who report short sleep times
    • Sleep loss combined with inappropriate timing of eating
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


    How might PTSD affect sleep?

    There are many sleep problems that may be associated with PTSD. For more information on the disorders metioned below see the relevant fact sheets on our website.

    • The extreme anxiety of PTSD (caused by trauma or catastrophe) can seriously disrupt sleep. In some
  • Pregnancy and Sleep


    Is sleep important when you are pregnant?
    Pregnancy is a time when you need to pay particular attention to your health. During pregnancy, the mother’s body changes rapidly. Any health issues may impact on the development and growth of the baby. Most people know that you need a balanced diet and

  • Schizophrenia and Sleep

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    What is Schizophrenia?

    Schizophrenia is a mental illness. About 1 in 100 people have it. It affects thoughts, behaviour, per-ceptions and emotions. It tends to start in the late teens or early 20s. People with schizophrenia can suffer from 'psychosis' when unwell. This means a loss of contact

  • Sleep Terrors


    What are sleep terrors?
    Sleep terror disorder means very strong feelings of terror and panic during sleep. You have them while you are in deep sleep. They are also sometimes called ‘night terrors’. They tend to happen fairly soon after going to sleep. Two thirds of the time, they are in the first

  • Tips to Help Combat Jet Lag

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    1. For short trips, stay on home time.
    If you are away from home for a only a day or two, try to eat when you would usually eat at home, try to sleep when you would usually sleep at home and try to not go outside when it is dark at home.

    2. For longer trips, change your time as soon as possible