Despite the fact that we spend such a large proportion of our lives asleep and its importance to our health, well being and safety, the nature of sleep and the disorders that affect it are not well understood by our community.
The information given here deals with a number of important issues affecting sleep.
13th May 13
Teachers are warning parents to ensure their children get enough sleep to do well at school, as experts fear late-night use of mobiles and computers are interfering with results.
Following a study suggesting Australian year 4 students were the fifth most sleep-deprived of the 50 countries examined, the Australian Education Union is calling on parents to be more vigilant in ensuring kids do not miss out on much-needed rest.
30th Apr 13
MELBOURNE sleep clinics have reported a surge in the number of women seeking help with snoring. Growing waistlines have been cited as a reason for the phenomenon, which is also linked to sleep apnoea.
17th Apr 13
THERE is a small number of Australians who can function on a tiny amount of sleep.
Margaret Thatcher accomplished many things as one of the UK’s longest-serving - and most divisive - prime ministers. But one of her universally appreciated qualities was her ability to get by in the top job on only four hours sleep each day, which researchers describe as a rare attribute.