Tag Archives: Sleep

Sleep on it

A recent study published in the European Heart Journal has found that good sleep patterns offset the risk of heart disease and stroke, even in those who have a genetic predisposition to heart problems. Led by Professor Lu Qi, Director of Tulane University Obesity Research Centre at Tulane University, New …

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Fitbits can reliably track sleep, research shows

With the growing popularity of fitness watches that track personal data, including sleep, more people are using the information to inform choices about their health. But is this information really accurate? And can it be helpful to doctors? A new study by Monash University researchers, in collaboration with researchers from …

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Culture impacts sleep habits, new study finds

A recent study has revealed sleep patterns differ based on gender, age, location and culture. The study, published in Sleep Medicine compared the sleep habits of 17,335 people aged 16 to 30 wearing fitness trackers to measure their 14-day sleep patterns. “Sleep duration ranged from seven hours 53 minutes at age …

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Podcaster’s ‘formula’ is helping Aussies to sleep

“Boring may well be better when it comes to finding your formula for sleep,” says global ‘sleep master’ Drew Ackerman, whose podcast, ‘Sleep with Me’, is said to have three million downloads each week. Mr Ackerman’s ‘formula’, which encourages Australians to get the most out of their bedtime routine, is …

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Australia isn’t sleeping

On World Sleep Day it’s worth noting that over 12 million sleepless nights are endured across Australia every week and much of the blame is being placed on Australia’s scorching summer nights. New research released on World Sleep Day suggests Australia’s record-hot summer stole the sleep of more than a …

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Waking up to sleep apnoea

Amcal and Guardian pharmacies are claiming the first six months of their national sleep apnoea program a success, based on program uptake and specialist referrals. “The aim of the service is to provide customers with an accessible sleep apnoea assessment and help educate them on healthy sleep habits,” General Manager …

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A new choice for symptomatic relief of mild anxiety

There is a new OTC option for mild anxiety, nervous tension and improving sleep quality in adults. Seremind is available without prescription in pharmacies across Australia. Menarini’s Seremind contains silexan, claimed to be a specially prepared and patented lavender oil that has been clinically tested. The silexan in Seremind is promoted to …

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