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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.


Classic Hacks: How To Take The Perfect Nap

Everyone loves naps, as long as they’ve got the science of it down before they doze off. If you’re one of those people who’s not sold on a bit of midday sleep, you may have just been approaching it wrong — sleeping too long, for example, and at the wrong time of day.


The Amount Of Sleep That Kids And Teens Need To Be Healthy, According To Experts

Infants, children and teens all need more sleep than the average adult. For years, we’ve heard varying but similar ranges from different sources, but now a recent consensus statement by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has helped put this debate to bed.


How To Get Sleep At Multi-Day Music Festivals [Infographic]

Nobody expects to get a full night’s sleep at music festivals — they’re noisy, crowded and way too much fun. However, getting zero shuteye can swiftly lead to headaches and exhaustion which translates to a thoroughly horrible time. This infographic from SleepyPeople lists 10 “sleep hacks” specifically designed for festival goers.


A Gadget Won't Save Your Baby From SIDS

I, and every new parent I know, am terrified of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, better known as SIDS. It’s the leading cause of death for babies between one month and one year old, killing approximately 130 per year peacefully in their sleep in Australia. And so we check constantly to see if our babies are still breathing.


Sleepcast Uses Your Favourite Speakers For Your Phone's Alarm

Android/iOS (Beta): You probably use your phone as an alarm clock, and you may even use it to play music isntead of a generic alarm tone, but what if you could use your favourite speakers or home stereo to wake you up instead of your phone’s tinny speakers? That’s what Sleepcast does.


13 Sleep Hacks For Business Travellers [Infographic]

One of the worst things about business travel is the lack of sleep: the combination of jet lag, early starts, unfamiliar beds and ever-changing time zones can lead to serious sleep deprivation. This infographic from SleepyPeoplé provides 13 tips for weary road worriers.


The Two-Week Sleep Experiment: Everything I Learned From Getting My Full Eight Hours a Night

As groundbreaking personal statements go, ‘I never get enough sleep’ ranks somewhere down there with ‘I enjoy music!’ and ‘I like going out – but also staying in’. It’s the modern default. Because nobody does, right? Unless you’re under 10, over 70 or live on a farm with no wi-fi, you’re probably not getting enough sleep. I was one of those people. I decided to embark on a two-week experience to learn how to get eight hours of shut-eye a night.


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