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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

Improving Sleep In Children With ADHD Has Some Lessons For All Parents

Every evening around the world, parents put their children to bed, hoping they’ll go to sleep easily. For most parents that’s exactly what happens. But for some kids, sleep does not come easily and evenings are a battle. Children with ADHD are much more likely than other kids to struggle getting to sleep, and staying [...]

By |2018-09-19T18:45:35+10:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness, 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

There’s A Strong Link Between Anxiety And Depression, And Sleep Problems

Good sleep is essential for our mental well-being. Just one night of disturbed sleep can leave us feeling cranky, flat, worried, or sad the next day. So it’s no surprise sleeping problems, like difficulty falling asleep, not getting enough sleep, or regularly disrupted sleep patterns, are associated with anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression, which [...]