Having a good understanding of how sleep works and interacts with our physical and mental health is a key to sleeping well.
Sleep is a biological process than can be managed if we understand it. Scientific research in this area is evolving rapidly, yet there are still many commonly believed myths about sleep. Keeping up to date and understanding how sleep really works is essential for healthy sleep.
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Social factors can have a significant impact on sleep. Understanding these is important to improve the sleep of both individuals and the broader population.
Are you constantly exhausted? Do you find it hard to concentrate and take in what you read? Do you have symptoms of poor sleep? You may have burnout.
At times it can be hard to tell whether you have gone to sleep or not, or how much you have slept. This can be a particular problem for people with insomnia.
The current pandemic is having a significant impact on peoples' sleep. We discuss strategies people can use to help improve their sleep during this time.
During times of uncertainty, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, sleep can be challenging. We discus simple strategies to help your sleep and mental health.
Medicinal cannabinoids are being increasingly prescribed for a range of conditions including sleep. Do cannabinoids help sleep? How are they prescribed?
Tracking sleep over time can give helpful insights into sleep patterns and ways of improving sleep. This month we discuss the latest technologies for tracking sleep and interesting ways these [...]
What is sleep hygiene? Does it work? Can we be too careful about sleep? We discuss the pros and cons of sleep hygiene and put its role in perspective.
When we eat may be just as important as what we eat for managing obesity and health. We talk to Dr Gerda Pot about the emerging field of chrono-nutrition.
Is it really normal to sleep for 8 hours undisturbed each night, or is that just an unrealistic expectation? We talk to Darian Leader about normal sleep.
Symptoms of tiredness, fatigue and sleepiness are common in chronic fatigue syndrome. How can these symptoms be addressed and sleep improved in people with fatigue syndromes?
Are naps a good idea? How long should naps be? How can you get better at napping? Listen to this episode of Sleep Talk as we tackle these questions.
Binge drinking or using illicit drugs can have significant effects on sleep long after they are out of your system.
Highlights from the Sleep Down Under 2018 meeting in Brisbane. Topics highlighted are narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep health, and obstructive sleep apnea.