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The Importance of Sleep

Getting a good quality night’s sleep is essential for a person’s overall health and well being according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But we don’t need an expert organisation to tell us this as we all know how much better we feel when we have got a good night’s sleep.

3 Secret Ways to Reduce Sleep Disorders During the GFC

We all know that stress and anxiety are factors in getting a good night’s sleep; so it’s no surprise that the recent Global Financial Crisis (GFC) could be affecting sleep disorders. As if the GFC wasn’t problem enough!We are worried about our debt levels, the security of our jobs, whether we could survive if our partner (or ourselves) lost our job, what if interest rates go up again, what if our superannuation savings take yet another hit, we’re asking when (and if) we can afford to retire, and worried that our children might not be provided for properly.

CPAP, BiPAP, APAP – What Is The Difference?

In the world of sleep apnea treatments, Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) is the king. But what is the difference between the different machines that provide it?

Top Five Natural Supplements for Better Sleep

When faced with insomnia or interrupted sleep, many people turn immediately to prescription drugs. However, these are not for everyone and can come with undesirable side effects. More and more people are turning to natural sleep aids – but with so much information out there, where should you start? This article narrows down the best natural sleep supplements.

How’s Your Night Life?

A slew of new research confirms what we’ve known all along – you have to take care of your physical vitality if you expect to perform at your intellectual peak. In fact, several new studies talk about the importance of an often-neglected health habit: getting a good night’s sleep….

Sleep Apnoea: Don’t Ignore the Signs

Sleep apnoea (OSA) is little discussed considering its prevalence in the UK. Indeed, many people have never heard of it, although labour leader Ed Milliband’s recent surgery brought the disorder into the public eye. Experts believe that somewhere between 2 and 4% of the UK population suffers from sleep apnoea, but that only a tenth of sufferers are diagnosed and receiving treatment.

Sleep Studies Recommended Before Bariatric Surgery

Sleep studies performed on 132 obese male and female patients has found a massive 64% suffered from obstructive sleep apnoea / apnea. The study was conducted over three years and reported recently in the Journal of Sleep and Breathing. Diagnostic sleep studies (polysomnograms) were performed on patients preparing to undergo gastric bypass surgery between January 2004 and January 2007.

How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Need?

Some people seem to need more sleep than others. If you sleep for too short of a time and are rested, that can be as much a signal that there is a health issue as when you need much more sleep time than eight hours. There is a lot of research going on today regarding sleep and how it affects our functioning, our alertness and our mental health.

Why Sleep Is So Important and How to Get The Sleep You Need

Do you often feel groggy when you wake up in the morning or sleepy during the day? Well, you are not alone! A National Sleep Foundation Poll showed that a majority of adult Americans experience sleep problems. That’s not surprising given our world of smart phones, the internet and 24/7 access to news and entertainment. In this article, I explain why sleep is so important for your health and well-being and I give you 10 practical tips for getting a good night’s rest. Wishing you pleasant dreams!

Insomnia Solution or How to Finally Get a Good Night’s Sleep

We have all experienced bouts of insomnia at one time or another but there are many facts about insomnia that most are unaware of, facts that could aid one in the permanent elimination of insomnia. The natural approach could not only lead you out of intrusive insomnia, but prevent its recurrence. A few simple changes in your diet and way of living is all that is necessary to create a life that is insomnia free.

Sleep Deprivation Causes, Symptoms and Side Effects

Night after night we endure distractions to have a good night sleep, but we all have times that we just can’t resist. Unfortunately, the result is lack of sleep. Sleep deprivation may soon result in decreased levels of concentration, perception and a decreased attention span, and it might even get worse.

What Is White Noise and How Can a White Noise Machine Help You Sleep Better

Most people know that white light contains all the colors of the spectrum combined together, in a similar vein the sound generated by White Noise Machines consists of all the audible sound frequencies occurring together. To your ears, white noise will sound kind of like wind, rain, ocean or a mechanical sound like a motor or fan. The effect of this white noise on our hearing is that it will mask or make difficult to distinguish distinct individual sounds.

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