How To Manage PTSD Nightmares

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A traumatic event can be the stuff of nightmares, recurrent nightmares, to be exact — which can ultimately affect sleep.  It’s more than just bad dreams that lead to sleep disturbances. They may reflect a more severe mental health condition called post-traumatic stress disorder. Although it’s widely known that combat veterans have chronic nightmares and… Continue reading How To Manage PTSD Nightmares

Wolf, Bear, Or … Dolphin? What Your Sleep Chronotype Says About You

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You’ve probably heard of “spirit animal“, a teacher or messenger in Native American culture that chooses the person it creates a bond with and provides guidance. But did you know that there are specific animal chronotypes based on how you sleep? Biological clocks differ from person to person, and knowing your sleep behaviour allows you to… Continue reading Wolf, Bear, Or … Dolphin? What Your Sleep Chronotype Says About You

6 Sleep Tips for Travelling (That Actually Work!)

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Oh, the joys of travelling! Or, at least…the idea of it. The weeks spent planning the trip: scrolling through Airbnb and Trip Advisor, arranging the perfect itinerary.  It’s always a pleasure to be somewhere else, immerse yourself in different activities, try some food you’ve never had before (escargot, anyone?), enjoy new experiences, visit friends or family around… Continue reading 6 Sleep Tips for Travelling (That Actually Work!)

Does Your Parasomnia Need To Shut Up? Everything You Need To Know About Sleep Talking

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Let’s talk about sleep talking! Essentially, sleep talking is a type of parasomnia or abnormal behaviour that happens during sleep. The sleep disorder, referred to in the medical field as somniloquy (not to be mistaken with a Shakespearean ‘soliloquy’), is an audible expression that can sound like gibberish, but in some cases, may come out as clear sentences. đź’¬… Continue reading Does Your Parasomnia Need To Shut Up? Everything You Need To Know About Sleep Talking

Sleep Tips for Busy Students

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The average person gets around 7-9 hours of sleep every day, but it’s a different story for high school and university students. Studies show that half of Aussie teens aged 16-17 aren’t getting enough sleep during the week, and university students are only averaging 6-7 hours a night. It’s not unusual for students to experience… Continue reading Sleep Tips for Busy Students