A good night’s sleep is important for a well-functioning body and mind, but the best time for you to get that sleep depends on a number of factors.
Here are some tips of how to rethink the sound of your leaking tap, which should help bring you a decent night’s sleep. Or you could just fix the tap.
A few one-off late nights and sleep-ins won’t hurt, but it’s best not to fall completely off the bedtime routine wagon during the holidays.
But the Therapeutic Goods Association does not recommend melatonin for children who do not have autism spectrum disorder or Smith Magenis Syndrome.
Most people sleep on their side, which is good because those who sleep on their backs are more likely to be poor sleepers or have breathing difficulties at night.
Adolescent biology, early morning classes and too much evening screen time are a few of the key drivers behind teen sleep deprivation.
College students hit the hay earlier and sleep longer when they’re offered a modest monetary incentive. But can a little extra cash really make good sleeping habits last?
A veteran school administrator offers insights on how children’s caretakers can better prepare them for a new school year.
An effective alarm is one which should minimise ‘sleep inertia’ – that stage of grogginess we feel between being asleep and becoming fully alert.
Kids may not be able to communicate when they’re sleepy, or perhaps can’t even identify this. Then there’s always the fear of missing out on things going on in the waking world.
Waking up to a tuneful melody or favourite song can make us feel more alert than the traditional high-pitched ringing or buzzing of an alarm clock.
Early childhood is the critical time in which the foundations of life-long habits are built. Developing healthy sleep habits can set children on the right path for better future health and wellbeing.
Physical activity is important for all kinds of health reasons, even in quarantine.
Smelling a romantic partner’s clothing is common behaviour, and research shows that it may improve sleep quality, and ease stress levels.
It has become common to believe that if babies sleep in these boxes, it will help protect them from sudden infant death syndrome. Unfortunately, the research does not back this up.
Many baby books promote sleep-training methods that involve leaving babies to cry at night. But there are gentler ways to get a good night’s sleep.
Daylight saving time starts this weekend, and it can often be the beginning of new dramas getting kids to bed. Here’s how to make the transition a little smoother.
Today’s beds are thought of as bastions of privacy. But not long ago, they were the perches from which kings ruled and places where travelers hunkered down with complete strangers.
Our body knows how it is moving and where it is because of a sense called proprioception, a ‘sixth sense’ that helps your body know where it is in the world. And it works even while you’re asleep.
Calvin Coolidge, during one stretch of his presidency, was getting 15 hours of shut-eye each day, while William Howard Taft was known for nodding off during public events.