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How to improve your sleep during lockdown

With more time to prioritise sleeping, we should all be feeling well-rested during lockdown. But if you’ve been feeling more tired than ever, you’re not alone.

Whether you’ve been falling asleep on the couch at 7pm, struggling to wake up in the morning, or been yawning your way through the day

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Industry report: The global rise of sleep-related innovations

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PatSnap, one of the world’s leading innovation intelligence platforms, recently published an industry report uncovering trends within the $100B global sleep solutions market. Leveraging insights and analysis from patent data, the report looks at which sleep solutions are being developed by

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Sleep Regulation - the two processes that control when and why we sleep

Take a look at this short video which explains the two processes that control when and why we sleep. It doesn't explain everything, but it's a useful conceptual model to help you understand more about sleep regulation.

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Coronovirus pandemic is influencing how we sleep

Radio Adelaide AM with Did you have a weird dream last night? Or maybe you've had a hard time sleeping lately?

People all over the world are reporting having more vivid dreams and disturbed sleeping patterns since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

But some insomniacs appear to be bucking the trend

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Sleeping tips when staying indoors during isolation period

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This information is written for people who have to self-isolate and stay indoors for an extended period of time. If you are sleep deprived because of lack of opportunity to sleep (e.g., frontline health professionals, support workers, carers), please prioritize sleep and rest as much as you are

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Podcast - How do you get to sleep when it's hot?

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Sleep can be more precious than gold these days.

But when it's so darn hot it can be hard to get to sleep and, even when you do, having a restful good night's sleep is difficult.

ABC's Dan and Jenny got some tips from Dr Moira Junge from the Sleep Health Foundation

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Podcast - How sleep varies across cultures and countries

ABC Radio National Life Matters

In this podcast Professor Dorothy Bruck considers how sleep and sleep/wake behaviours change across different cultures and different ethnic groups. Practices around sleep in various traditional societies are discussed as well as research examining sleep, sleep

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Podcast - How does chronic insomnia differ from occasional poor sleep?

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An important discussion about chronic insomnia after the release of the Sleep Health Foundation report in late November 2019.

How does chronic insomnia differs from occasional poor sleep?


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Welcome to new Board member

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Dr Gemma Paech

Senior Sleep Scientist in the Adult Sleep Laboratory,
John Hunter Hospital

Gemma is the Senior Sleep Scientist in the Adult Sleep Laboratory at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle and a conjoint in the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle. In her current

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Hailey Meaklim - SHF Speaker program

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I love to talk about sleep, and I am privileged to get to speak to individuals about improving sleep as part of my job as a sleep psychologist. But as a speaker for the Sleep Health Foundation, I’ve had fantastic opportunities to help get the ‘sleep message’ out to the broader public! These

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Safe Sleeping and Babies

Further recommendations for safe sleep in babies

Infant swaddling or wrapping

Swaddling or wrapping your baby is a useful strategy to calm them and promote back sleeping. There is no evidence to recommend swaddling or wrapping as a strategy to reduce the risk of SUDI.

  • Use only lightweight

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Highlights of my Sleep Health Foundation experiences

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I became a speaker for the Sleep Health Foundation in 2015 and have really enjoyed the experience. It has given me the opportunity to promote sleep health to a wide range of different audiences. I have found that people are always really interested in learning about how to sleep well and often

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