Hormones can have a significant impact on sleep, with changes occurring throughout the menstrual cycle Sleep in women is different to men, with the differences starting to become apparent after [...]
The circadian rhythm governs all body processes including sleep. When it’s not working well, we just don’t feel well. Use these posts to better understand the circadian rhythm, the impacts it can have when not working well, and what you can do to get your rhythm back on track. More posts on our circadian rhythm page.
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.
Not sleeping well? Here are recent posts on insomnia and strategies for improving sleep. For a full list of posts on insomnia, go to our insomnia page.
Do you have difficulty switching off at night? It might be hyperarousal which can occur if we are busy through the day and aren't managing stress.
Narcolepsy is often poorly understood, which can lead to difficulties and delays making the diagnosis. Learn more about narcolepsy and its treatment at our narcolepsy page.
Orexin is a 'master controller' of the sleep wake control system. It stimulates the wake-promoting system and stabilises the switching between wake and sleep.
What treatments are available for sleep apnea? Why does it need treatment? Find more posts at our sleep apnea page.
Sleep apnea is common and can cause significant symptoms. But how can it be treated and how do you decide what treatment to use?
Pain and sleep
Pain has a significant impact on sleep. Likewise, poor sleep can impact on pain. Here are some tips on managing pain and sleep.
Psychologists have a significant role to play in managing sleep and pain Dr Giselle Withers (clinical psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (sleep physician) discuss a psychologist’s [...]
Mindfulness is a great strategy to help with sleep
Mindfulness has been shown to be an effective treatment for symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. In recent years there has been research showing it is also helpful for insomnia.
Activity trackers can not just be used to measure movement. Newer devices also measure sleep. Learn how you can use them to gain insights in to your sleep.
How can you use activity trackers to reach your goals? More and more people are using wearable fitness trackers and there are plenty of good reasons for this. An activity tracker can encourage [...]
There’s a 2 way relationship between depression and sleep. Managing sleep is a key part of improving depression.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is real People are often familiar with the term seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or winter blues. This is a lowering of mood particularly during the winter [...]
Food and sleep
What we eat and when we eat can impact on our sleep and health.
What’s the latest research on eating and sleep? There’s been a lot of research in the last few years on the interaction between eating and sleep. Dr David Cunnington and Kris Pierce [...]