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Health Check: how to soothe yourself to sleep

Joanna Waloszek, University of Melbourne Getting a good night of sleep can seem like the most effortless and natural thing in the world, but when we can’t fall asleep it can quickly feel elusive and frustrating. There are a few techniques we can use to help us fall asleep, and some things we should always [...]

By |2020-07-14T13:37:33+10:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Sleep|0 Comments

10 tips to safeguard sleep in the anxious times of COVID-19

With the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, one of the recommendations by experts is social distancing and self-isolation when you experience symptoms. With the increase in travel restrictions and staying home, this is a good time to catch up on all the sleep lost as a result of our busy lifestyles. We spend a third [...]

By |2020-03-24T17:36:19+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Children who nap are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems: study

Nighttime sleep is important of course, but daytime naps matter just as much. New research emerging from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Irvine, published in the journal Sleep reinforces the benefits of naps for children. This comprehensive study found children who took naps not only experienced positive changes in mood and [...]

By |2020-03-09T11:29:22+11:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Science & Research, Sleep, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Help for childhood insomnia

As the day ends and evening begins, some parents are getting ready for a serious task. Not because they are preparing for a late shift at work, but because they are about to confront the battle of their children’s bedtime. And we’re not talking about infants or toddlers. These are school-aged children who suffer from [...]

By |2019-08-19T12:13:18+10:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Healthy teen screen use at night

Both in Europe and the US, more than 90% of adolescents have their faces buried in screens before bed. Often, this comes at a cost to sleep. Frequent screen users are much more likely to report falling asleep later, sleeping less, and waking during the night. Such difficulties are linked not only to poorer academic [...]

Social Media, Teens and the Direct Link to Depression

A new study from the U.K. examined the link between social media use and depression-type symptoms in almost 11,000 14-year-olds. Researchers found that girls were two times more likely to be depressed than boys, primarily because of cyberbullying and harassment issues. Why are the results of this study so surprising? Almost 40 percent of the [...]

‘Bloody Awesome’: How Melatonin is Helping Children Fall Asleep

Many parents will be only too familiar with the problem of children tossing and turning for hours before they finally go to sleep. Rather than put up with it, a growing number of families are turning to prescribed melatonin to help children fall asleep. For many it’s a revelation. “It’s amazing!” said Alison Guille from [...]

By |2018-10-29T10:56:06+11:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mental Health Warning for Extremely Unsettled Babies

Living with a severely unsettled baby has been described as a form of torture. For Laura Conway, it’s an experience still seared into her memory. When her youngest was an infant, the reflux-troubled child went through months of sleeping only in 45-minute stints. The little boy would wake up screaming, emitting a noise that Laura [...]

8 Ways Parents Can Help Teens Strike a Sleep Balance

A  poll by Sarah Clark and her team at the University of Michigan of 2000 parents has found that 1 in 6 parents are encountering sleep problems in their teens.  Clark and Mary Carskadon, a longtime sleep researcher and professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University share these evidence-based tips for weary teens and their parents [...]

By |2018-10-15T17:30:59+11:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Sleep, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Headspace Finds 32pc of Youth in Psychological Distress

Data released this week through Headspace’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation revealed 32 per cent of young Australians report high or very high levels of psychological distress. Headspace Kalgoorlie manager Ashley Cridland said those levels had tripled in the last 10 years. “Young people face a unique set of challenges compared to previous generations and [...]

By |2018-10-15T17:10:43+11:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Sleep|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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