• Drawing a blank

    Thomas Andrillon     |      July 3, 2021

    Rather than a binary on-off state, a new study examines how sleep and wakefulness can be intermingled in the human brain.

  • Sleep keeps teens on track for good mental health

    Open Forum     |      February 11, 2021

    As families settle back into a new school year, sleep experts at the University of South Australia are reminding parents about the importance of teenagers getting enough sleep, cautioning them that insufficient sleep can negatively affect their mental health.

  • Early to bed, early to rise…

    Open Forum     |      January 6, 2021

    Staying up late is often a special treat for the kids over the holidays, but if it becomes a habit it could damage their health and wellbeing, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

  • 5 ways to fight insomnia

    Richard Scott     |      December 31, 2019

    Insomnia can be caused by anxiety, stress, illness, or certain medication. The good thing is, you can manage the symptoms by incorporating simple changes into your routine and surroundings.

  • No chance to dream

    Open Forum     |      November 10, 2019

    Artificial light and the use of technological devices are disrupting our natural patterns of sleep, and could be taking a heavy toll on our health.

  • Poor sleep for children leads to bad diet choices

    Andrew Spence     |      August 7, 2018

    School children who do not get enough quality sleep are significantly more likely to skip breakfast and eat more junk food according to an Australian study.

  • Aussie teens prefer screens to sleep

    Open Forum     |      April 27, 2018

    New research from VicHealth and the Sleep Health Foundation has found Australian teenagers are missing out on crucial sleep due to screen time, caffeine, stress and other addressable factors.