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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.

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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.

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Activity trackers and sleep tracking apps will happily give you stats on your sleep: How many hours you were in the sack, for example, and whether that sleep was good "quality". But you can't take those numbers at face value, and some of them are flat out wrong.

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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.)