Tips and facts about sleep - The Sleep Health Foundation

The Sleep Health Foundation's Tips About Sleep provide interesting facts about sleep and some useful tips about how to make it better.

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Common Reasons Why People Don't Get Enough Sleep

Ten Common Sleep Disorders

Facts about Sleep

Common Mistakes Made with Sleep

Common Myths About Sleep

Sleep Tips for Children

Ten Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

Ten Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep Better

Ten Tips to Help Combat Jet Lag

Sleeping Beter in Your Hotel Room

Contributors Acknowledgement
The Sleep Health Foundation gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the following people in the production of our A-Z Information Sheets and Tip Sheets:

Dr Maree Barnes, Dr Shalini Bastiampillai, Professor Dorothy Bruck, Professor Peter Cistulli, Ms Sue Cranage, Dr David Cunnington, Dr Sally Ferguson, Associate Professor Andrew Francis, Dr Michael Gradisar, Professor David Hillman, Dr Harriet Hiscock, Dr Melinda Jackson, Dr Moira Junge, Associate Professor Gerard Kennedy, Dr Don Lewis, Dr Lindsay Morgan, Dr Emma Sciberras, Dr Andrew Thornton, Mr Alex Tully, Dr Lynnette Walpole.

Latest News

  • Sleep apps may leave you sleepless, health experts warn

    3rd Mar 15

    "Pouring over data on your sleep can be fun and may even shed some light on how you sleep, but there can be a downside," says Dr Siobhan Banks, a Senior Researcher at the Sleep Health Foundation.

    “These monitors might give you false reassurance or worse still, more anxiety about not getting 'enough' sleep that can lead to yet more troubles with sleeping."

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  • Shift workers pay a heavy price for abnormal sleep patterns

    2nd Mar 15

    Australian researchers believe there could be a link between night work and obesity, and are using a time isolation facility to test their theory.

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  • Alcohol and Sleep

    19th Jan 15

    Having a drink before bedtime might make you fall asleep a little faster. But the sleep you get after imbibing may not be so restful, finds a new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

    Building upon earlier research, Christian Nicholas and his colleagues at the University of Melbourne found that alcohol just before sleep can lead to poorer quality slumber.

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