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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Even if you're a night owl, you can still have more productive mornings if you put in a little effort to make getting up easier. Of course, it still won't be easy, but if you like the idea of a more relaxing start to the day, here are some suggestions to get you started.
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.
You can quantify just about every part of your life with today's tech, but what's more important than getting enough rest? There are now a plethora of ways to keep an eye on the quality of your sleep as well as how much you're getting.
You'd think we'd all be sleep champs of the world by now, but alas, many of us still have trouble falling asleep, despite our best efforts. The last thing you'd probably want is to listen to a podcast while you try to sleep. But Sleep With Me is different; it's designed to put you to sleep.
When we need to focus on the task at hand, some of us reach for our earphones — but you might not be getting your best mileage with today’s pop hits. Meanwhile, Brain.fm uses cold, hard science to stream music that’s proven to boost your productivity.
We've discussed how much sleep you need (at least seven hours, for most people), but often our real question is the flip side: Can you get away with less than the optimal amount, or even replace your night's sleep with a series of round-the-clock naps?
A quick power nap can determine the difference between staying productive and coasting through the day like a brain-dead zombie. But how much rest do you actually need to boost your energy levels? Is it possible to nap for too little or for too long? And how does REM fit into it all this? This information-packed infographic from Patio Productions explains all.
Sleep is critical for physical and mental health, and our quality of life. While three per cent of the population are genetically programmed to function with less than six hours sleep regularly, the rest of us need around 7.5 hours a night. But what determines whether we like to go to bed early or late?
They say that your eyes are a window of the soul — so it's best not to frame them with the unsightly dark rings of a corpse. If you feel perennially exhausted and bleary-eyed, these tried-and-tested maintenance tips will help to keep your peepers looking fresh (even when you feel like death warmed up.)