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‘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+10:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Too Many Children Being Prescribed Melatonin, Research Shows

The hormone melatonin is being handed out too readily to children who are struggling to sleep, despite the fact little is known about the long-term risks of taking it, experts have warned. Melatonin, a hormone the body produces naturally in reaction to darkness that helps prepare us for sleep, has been authorised for use among [...]

By |2017-06-05T11:24:00+10:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sleepless in HSC: Expert Highlights A Stress Crisis

Flickr Images Stressed HSC students are so wired on their prescription drugs that they are resorting to sleeping tablets and taking an artificial sleep hormone to get themselves to bed, a leading expert has warned. Chris Seton, a paediatric and adolescent sleep physician at the Woolcock Institute and Westmead Children's Hospital, also warned the US experience of [...]

Why Teens Need Later School Start Time

Pixabay Images Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of concern and debate for nearly two decades. So, are teenagers just lazy? I have been researching the impact of later high school start times for 20 years. Research findings show that teens' inability to get out [...]

Sleep And Technology: 10 Golden Rules

Pixabay As many young adults now own a smartphone or tablet, there is a wealth of information at their fingertips and a limitless supply of social media messages, games, music and TV intruding into the sleep cycle. Evidence suggests that social media and smartphones can have a negative impact on our health with [...]