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There’s nothing quite like the sound of snoring as the ultimate sleep interrupter. But snoring can be more than just a frustration to those in your vicinity. Sometimes snoring is linked to more serious health problems, such as obstructive sleep apnoea. An emerging line of research suggests snoring may directly contribute to cardiovascular health problems.

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Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While night time awakenings are distressing for most sufferers, there is some evidence from our recent past that suggests this period of wakefulness occurring between two separate sleep periods was the norm.

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Dr Janet Kennedy is a clinical psychologist and the founder of NYC Sleep Doctor, a service providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat sleep disorders. In this video, Dr Kennedy explains how to get the most out of a nap; from the amount of time you should rest for to the best time of the day to partake.

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Few things are scarier than watching someone you love freak out uncontrollably at night — even if they won't remember. Scarier still is hearing that someone was you from a loved one or roommate. Those are night terrors, and they're no ordinary nightmares. Here's why and when they happen, and how you can stop them.

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You probably have to be up at a certain time every morning, so getting a good night's rest comes down to falling asleep on time the night before. If you can't get to bed at a decent hour on your own, ask for some help.

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The morning penile erection, or as it is medically known, “nocturnal penile tumescence”, is not only an interesting physiological phenomenon, it can also tell us a lot about a patient’s sexual function.

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Australian mattress brand Sealy Posturepedic recently conducted a global sleep census and the results for Australia are concerning though not surprising. According to the survey, a whopping 75 per cent of Aussies struggle to fall or stay asleep at night and around one in five struggle with insomnia at least three times a week. This infographic looks at all the ways we are struggling to get to sleep. It also suggests some potential remedies.