Sleep

The impacts on circadian rhythm and melatonin production in visually impaired people

Light is captured through photoreceptors in the eyes which transmit this to the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), or internal body clock,……

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Optimising sleep for night shift

In a 2018 article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ 2018;360:j5637 doi: 10.1136/bmj.j5637 [Published 1 March 2018]) the topic of……

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Smoking and sleep

Nicotine can hamper a person’s ability to fall asleep or get good quality sleep. Studies have shown that the average……

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Sleep medication

Sleeping medication may be helpful to overcome short term needs or significant life events, such as grief or high stress……

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Top 10 sleep tips

Poor sleep habits have often been reinforced over many years. The good news is that there are some common things……

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An introduction to sleep

Sleep is common throughout the animal kingdom. We do know there is still a lot to be leaned about sleep,……

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How sleep works

Good sleep helps us wake up feeling refreshed and alert for our daily activities. Sleep affects how we look, feel……

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How much sleep do you need?

The amount of sleep that people require varies between individuals depending on many factors. Age is a major determinant of……

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Dreaming

There are many theories about dreams including how they occur and what they may mean, if anything. Dreams may not……

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Sleep debt

Sleep debt is the cumulative effect of not getting enough sleep. Two kinds of sleep debt have been proposed: 1)……

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When should I sleep?

Our levels of alertness and attention are influenced by our circadian rhythms, as shown in the figure below. Circadian rhythms……

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Napping

Effective napping is a skill, which cannot be achieved by everyone. Napping cannot replace sleep, but can assist in times……

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Sleep Disorders

It is estimated that 6% of the population suffer from sleep disorders. Sleep disorders may make some health conditions worse……

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Exercise and sleep

Regular exercise can considerably improve the quality and quantity of sleep, as well as, having other benefits to general health……

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Mood and sleep

It’s no surprise that sleep, or a lack of sleep, affects our mood. One sleepless night will cause most people……

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