Hot chocolate, Netflix marathons, and warm duvets are just some of the finer comforts the cold weather brings. But a season linked to shorter days can influence how well you sleep. Here’s why cold weather makes it difficult to get out of bed in the mornings.   A LACK OF LIGHT Limited sunlight in winter […]

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When it comes to health, stepping on the scales can cause some serious hang-ups. But weight isn’t the only way to gauge good health. In fact, the number isn’t going to tell you about your fitness levels, mental health and well-being – even disease risk. What you really should be doing is listening when things […]

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Today is World Sleep Day and the nations largest sleep census commissioned by bedding company, Sealy, showed that 1 in 3 Australians lost over 700 hours of sleep a year, which equates to getting just six hours or less of sleep per night. These findings show that Australians need to make a shift and prioritise […]

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Feeling sluggish after a rough night of sleep is perfectly normal. However, being tired all the time can cause a few problems. While certain daily habits can make you conk out, some have nothing to do with sleep. Here are a few reasons behind your unexplained fatigue and simple tweaks to get your energy back. […]

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We all know that regular exercise is good for our physical health. Decades of research has consistently found that those who engage in moderate to intense activity, at least 3-5 times each week, are significantly more likely to enjoy health and wellness. More specifically, regular exercise helps with weight control, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease […]

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Sleep studies have long focused on sleep quantity, but it’s not just the number of hours in bed that’s important—it’s the quality of those hours that count. QUALITY VS. QUANTITY  For an ideal sleep you need to go through several stages. Two of these phases are particularly important: Slow wave sleep (aka deep sleep) is […]

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