12 Sep 2019

Unblocking the truth: How allergies and asthma affect sleep

Allergies; our body’s hypersensitive reactions to pesky irritants that come into contact with our body. Usually making contact through our nasal passage, allergies can cause nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, runny nose and worst of all – poor sleep. In Australia and New Zealand alone, allergies affect around 18% of…

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23 May 2019

How sleep affects you immunity

When it comes to your health, sleep plays an important role. While more sleep won’t necessarily prevent you from getting sick, skimping on it could adversely affect your immune system, leaving you susceptible to a bad cold or case of the flu.  To keep yourself sniffle-free this season, here’s what…

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05 Apr 2019

How Exercise Impacts Sleep Quality

As daylight savings sadly draws to an end and the evenings start to fade away into the darkness, grab your neglected trainers and treat yourself to a much-deserved morning work out, after all, your body will naturally continue to wake at the time it is used to, giving you that…

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07 Mar 2019

Stop Sleepless Nights Repeating On You

Acid reflux robs you of valuable sleep. This unpalatable condition occurs when the contents of your stomach splash backwards into your oesophagus. A trademark burning sensation in the chest usually accompanies reflux. Unfortunately, this common digestive complaint affects a large portion of the adult population. Seven in ten Australians suffer from acid reflux or heartburn at…

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24 Jun 2018

Shining Daylight on Depression  

Depression is now one of the most diagnosed diseases in the world. It’s currently estimated that one in ten people are on some form of anti-depressant. By contrast, there seems to be little public understanding of the nature of depression or the treatments available.   According to Black Dog Institute1, a number of…

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23 Jun 2018

Dream your way to success

Australians seem to have little interest in dreams. Maybe it's because dreams "aren't real" that we see no value in them — or perhaps it's the apparent obscurity of some dreams that puts us off. Either way, the end result is that we tend to ignore our dreams — which…

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29 Mar 2018

How a Lack of Sleep Can Increase Your Stress  

Sleep and Stress Having too much stress in your life can make it difficult to fall asleep and get and good night’s sleep. The relationship between stress and sleep, however, is a two-way street   — not getting enough sleep can be the cause of stress.   This correlation has been shown in…

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03 Feb 2018

Left or Right — Which Side is Better for Sleeping?

Most likely, you probably never thought about which side is better for sleeping, but research has shown that sleeping on your left side can alleviate chronic heartburn and might be beneficial for overall health. It’s believed that left-side sleeping offers a number of other health benefits. John Douillard (Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Ayurveda Practitioner)…

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04 Jan 2018

Snoring – Bid Farewell to Things That Make You Jump in the Night 

Snoring? Sleep apnea? Whatever happened to counting sheep and drifting peacefully off to sleep? Think about this: about 20 per cent of the population snores at night. And now this: snoring can be the result of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that collapses the muscles of the sleeper, thereby blocking their windpipe. So again, sufferers of sleep apnea are woken several…

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01 Dec 2017

Don’t Let Diabetes Do You Out Of Slumber

Diabetes can have a dire effect on your sleep quality. Everything from nocturnal hypo episodes to sleep apnoea and snoring to insomnia can put a serious dent in your sleep. For diabetics, the impact of disrupted sleep goes beyond the usual lethargy and tiredness during the day. Recent research shows…

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