Drink or two in the evening sets scene for nightmare sleep
7th Feb 13
While it is true that alcohol acts as a sedative, it also disrupts dreams and shakes up the sleep cycle. It reduces time spent in the stage of sleep understood to be the most restorative, the rapid eye movement, or REM, phase. Prolonged use of alcohol can cause insomnia, sleep apnoea and snoring.
9th Oct 14
Dr Michael Hlavac, NZ Branch Committee chairman of the Australasian Sleep Association and director of the sleep unit at Christchurch Hospital, said about 20 per cent of adults had sleep apnoea. It was twice as common in men.
25th Jul 14
Next time you're arguing black and blue with someone who is assuring you you're wrong, consider how much sleep you've been getting.
10th Jul 14
A new study, published in the journal Sleep Medicine, explains why interrupted sleep can be as physically detrimental as no sleep at all.