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How White, Pink And Brown Noise Help You Sleep And Focus

You might find it hard to focus when it’s too quiet. As this video from SciShow explains, that’s because when it’s quiet, a single sound is accentuated, diverting your attention. White noise can help with that, and there are other colours of noises, too, depending on the frequency.


How To Sleep In Any Position When You Have Back Pain

Our spines secretly hate us. Approximately three million Australians suffer from some form of back pain. That number is expected to greatly increase over the next few years, thanks to a combination of the desk-bound life and our generally inactive society. Night should seemingly bring relief, but the discomfort doesn’t lessen when we lie down.


Six Ways Night Owls Can Thrive In A Nine-to-Five Work World

Crack-of-dawn conference calls, breakfast meetings, or even the fact that the office coffee maker is always turned off by noon are just a few examples of how the work world really is designed for early risers. Night owls, on the other hand, flourish on a different timetable.


Try A Bi-Modal Sleeping Pattern If You Frequently Wake Up At Night

It’s a common misconception that the only way to sleep is to stay in bed for seven to eight straight hours until you’re done. If you have trouble staying asleep for that long, try sleeping twice at night.


Why Using Your Phone In Bed Can Cause Temporary Blindness

You’ve probably done this: Roll over in the middle of the night, or in a dark room, turn on your phone, read a few emails, scroll through some tweets, or check Facebook. Then later, your vision is fuzzy in one eye, or worse, you roll over and can see out of one but not the other. Here’s why.


Get To Sleep Earlier By Setting A Bedtime Alarm

If you want to stop hitting the snooze button every morning, you need to get to bed earlier. Setting an alarm at night will remind you that it’s time to hit the hay, no matter how preoccupied you are.


Avoid Your 'Second Wind' For Better Quality Sleep

You get an early night, wake up at a reasonable hour and you still feel tired. Getting good-quality sleep is more than just going to bed at the right hour — how you drift off and what you do while in bed can affect how you are the next day. So, here are a few tips you can try to wake up feeling more refreshed.


Should We All Be Having Two Sleeps Per Day?

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.


How Do Your Sleeping Patterns Compare To Other Aussies? [Infographic]

The Great Australian Sleep Report is a national survey commissioned by Koala Mattress. It found that the majority of Aussies (60 per cent) only get 6-7 hours of sleep per night. Furthermore, around half of us aren’t satisfied with the quality of our sleep and 58 per cent believe they are not getting enough of it. This infographic looks at the key findings.


Everything You Need To Know About How Light Affects Your Sleep

Modern life is all about innovating our way out of our inabilities. We’re not meant to fly, or live 20 stories in the air, or speak to a friend in New Zealand. And (buzzkill alert) we’re not meant to be awake when the sun don’t shine. Of all that we can now do, the latter may be the most universal. If we’ve mastered anything, it’s light. For the large part, this is good news; extra hours in the “day” mean we can socialise longer and get more work done.


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