March 5, 2019
Sleep-&-Heart-Health

How sleep deprivation affects your heart

Getting a sub-par night’s sleep can result in a feeling of sluggishness, an inability to process complex thoughts and situations and leave you grumpy. These are not the only consequences of a bad night’s sleep however, with a consistent lack of proper sleep leading to some serious risk factors of heart disease; including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.   How Much Sleep Do You Need? While everyone is different, […]
January 9, 2019
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3 Ways Sleep Affects How We Age

A good night’s sleep is kind of like money in the bank. When we sleep well, we’re making a long-term investment in our health as we age.  Studies have shown our sleeping habits have an effect not only on our energy levels[i] the next day but also out memory, metabolism and skin health in the long term. Memory Our memory is our link to the world, and to our sense […]
November 19, 2018

How can I sleep better during menopause?

Between 45 and 50 years of age, most women will enter into menopause. Referring to the final menstrual period and marking the end of a woman’s reproductive phase of life, menopause comes with a range of less than ideal symptoms including hot flushes, aches and pains, loss of libido and, perhaps the most detrimental to your day to day life, disturbances in your normal patterns of sleep. Despite these drastic […]
August 1, 2018
What Happens To Your Body If You Don't Get Enough Sleep

What Happens To Your Body If You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Sleep has long been a bit of a mystery; what happens to our bodies when we sleep, how sleep occurs and even why we sleep aren’t fully understood. The effects of not enough sleep however are quite apparent, with even the smallest disruptions to our slumber resulting in loss of concentration, diminished reaction times, inability to fully control our emotions and even physical illness. While the long term effects on […]
July 27, 2018
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How to Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Refreshed with These 5 Foods

While we’re always reminded of the foods not to eat to avoid being awake all night, like caffeinated drinks, sugary sweets and chocolate, there are a range of foods which can actually help us fall asleep and stay asleep for longer. Rich in a range of vitamins and minerals, these foods will not only boost how refreshed you’ll feel in the morning, but your overall health as well. Warm Milk […]
July 18, 2018
5 Must-Dos For A Good Night's Sleep

5 Must-Dos For A Good Night’s Sleep

If you’re like almost half of Australians, the stress of your daily life, an overexposure to technology and a less-than-ideal diet can see you struggle to fall asleep at night. Sleep isn’t a lost cause however, with these five simple, pre-bedtime rituals which can see you snuggled up in bed, dreaming peacefully in no time. Set A Routine In order to sleep like a baby, it’s a good idea to […]
July 13, 2018

The Best Environment for a Solid Healthy Sleep

Sleep arrives in response to a delicate balance of hormones that shut off your mind and sink you deep into slumber. These hormones that induce and maintain sleep are released in response to external triggers in your environment. Creating such an environment is called sleep hygiene and is essential for those of you who struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake refreshed. Here are 5 ways to promote healthy […]
July 9, 2018
How to Wake up Feeling Refreshed

How to Wake up Feeling Refreshed

Sleep is vital to our health and wellbeing. Without the right amount of consistent, quality sleep, the human body is unable to perform to its optimal level. Unfortunately, a lack of quality sleep is all too common a problem in Australia with studies showing nearly 50% of adults experience inadequate duration and depth of sleep. One of the first signs of a poor night’s sleep is waking up feeling sluggish, […]