While you are sleeping

Sleep your way to health.

Your body doesn't switch off when you shut your eyes – it's working for your mood, weight loss and overall wellbeing. Here's how:

  • Sleep is as essential as keeping fit and eating well.
  • Sleep is the third part of a healthy lifestyle along with healthy eating and regular

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The Sleep Journey

We think about it constantly. It's as important as eating, breathing and walking the dog, but for many people sleep often plays hard-to-get.
Here are some easy tips to help maximise those eight+ hours a night.

1. Set your alarm clock for the same time each day
Getting up in the morning is never

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Sleep disorders and cardiovascular morbidities

The Heart Research Centre, in Melbourne is organising a 'Sleep disorders and cardiovascular morbidities' one day training course on Thursday 19 March 2015.

Training booklet information:
Sleep disorders and cardiovascular morbidities
Sleep disorders in cardiovascular patients are widely undiagnosed

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Sleep’s Marketing Problem: You ‘Have To’ Go to Bed

It's 7 p.m. My children should be winding down for sleep, but my 6-year-old cannot fathom leaving his Lego X-Wing Fighter incomplete. My 3-year-old won't brush her teeth. When she finally does, she decides she "must" change her pajamas again.

I hear my husband — running low on patience — say

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Bedtime Secrets Help Babies Sleep Like Babies

An innovative new web tool reveals the sleep secrets of babies, spelling the end of sleepless nights for hundreds of Australian mums and dads.

Studies show a third of new parents struggle to get their baby to sleep, and this frustrating problem triples the risk of postnatal depression among

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Seeking High profile person with sleep health interest

Do you have a patient, colleague or friend who could become a 'champion' for sleep disorders and sleep issues? The person we are looking for should be well known in Australia and have a media profile. The Sleep Health Foundation is interested in working with such a person to help promote awareness

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Canberra Meetings Update

As promised in the recent Foundation e-newsletter here is an update on the meetings I recently attended in Canberra with colleagues from the Australasian Sleep Association.

Parliamentary Seminar
On March 19 the Foundation and the ASA presented a seminar entitled “Poor Sleep: A Challenge to

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Employee Smartphone Usage, Sleep and Productivity

Smartphones are ubiquitous in modern life. They are an essential tool for communication, information storage and retrieval as well as entertainment. Many organisations supply smartphones, as well as similar technology (e.g. tablet PCs and laptops) to their employees in order improve productivity

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School time sleep routine tips

Back to School sleep tips.

Now is the time to start getting your children back into the school time sleep routine. 

Top tips for getting into a back-to-school sleep schedule:

  • Move bedtimes up by 30 minutes each night until you’ve hit the target time for bed.
  • Turn off the television

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Are some insomnia symptoms easier to treat than others?

Many insomnia symptoms are readily treated with interventions such as encouraging, teaching, and reinforcing healthy behaviours, as well as eliminating poor sleep habits that contribute to sleep difficulties.

A simple example: removal of technology from the bedroom and eliminating computer use one

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Sleep and mental health

Life constantly throws up challenges and difficulties. Resilience is the ability to manage and cope with these. It is believed that having enough sleep is an important factor in our ability to deal with adversity and the demands of a busy life. Sleep in many respects is a built in biological source

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How Does It Affect Sleep?

Researchers at Australia's Victoria University Professor Dorothy Bruck and Postdoctoral Research Fellow Melinda Jackson have conducted a review of research related to sleep and chronic fatigue. Their analysis sheds some light on possible reasons for poor sleep among patients with chronic

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