The Shiftwork dilemma

What is the real impact of Shiftwork?

With more and more of us working nocturnal hours, A Current Affair investigates what it's really doing to us.  

Alertness CRC Program Leader and Sleep Health Foundation member, Prof Shantha Rajaratnam talking about the impacts arising from shift work.

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You snooze, you win

Football's pursuit of gains

At 1pm every afternoon, the hustle and bustle of Real Madrid's Valdebebas training ground grinds to a halt and the facility resembles a ghost town.
A silence descends over the complex for the following two hours as players and staff close their eyes and drift into a

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Wearable fitness devices

It's axiomatic in the digital world that if an app or service is free, you're the product. Or your data is. So what to make of consumers who are willing to pay handsomely for the privilege of being spied upon?

Wearable fitness devices act like the most intimate of observers, silently tracking

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ResMed/SHF Scholarship

The ResMed Foundation/Sleep Health Foundation Research Entry Scholarship for 2015 has been awarded to Dr Anna Mohammadieh.
Dr Mohammadieh will be using the Scholarship to research The Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Atrial Fibrillation.

The Sleep Health Foundation congratulates

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Don't discount sleep!

Sleep is as important as food and water, yet many military service members wrestle with insomnia or wake up too early. The result can be serious health problems or reduced readiness.
The good news is, even with the demands of military service, many sleep problems may be avoided or resolved, said

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The brain and sleep

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body, including the brain, to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has

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How much sleep?

Around a third of Australian adults don't get enough each day but power naps could be the answer.

  • The Sleep Foundation study has shown that adults need 8 hours of sleep
  • According to the study, 30 percent of Australians say they lack sleep daily
  • Professor David Hillman said it's important to

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Poke feet out of covers

As far as sleep aids go, they don't come much simpler. But keeping your feet outside the covers may be one of the best ways to induce a night of quality shut-eye.

The trick's premise is that our body temperature decreases when we go to sleep. By the time you reach the deepest stage of the night's

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Sleepwalking neurons

New findings could help with future navigational problems associated with Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders.

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that navigational brain cells that help sense direction are as electrically active during deep sleep as they are during wake

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New sleep apnea device

If you snore or have sleep apnea, there is a breakthrough treatment that may help, without the awkward masks typically used by chronic sufferers.

Sleep apnea, a condition that leads sleeping people to stop breathing for periods at night, can lead to high blood pressure and an increased risk of

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Controlled crying?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

"To sleep, perchance to dream," says poor Hamlet, obsessing about sleep, and also about death. By the

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New guidelines for a good night sleep

Many older Australians spend more time in bed than they need to, according to sleep experts who are now armed with the first-ever science-based guidelines for sleep length.

The National Sleep Foundation, America's leading authority on sleep, has published its inaugural age-specific recommended

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