Category Archives: Sleep

Could that weekend lie in help you live longer?

It has previously been shown that ‘binge sleeping’ or sleeping in on the weekends cannot erase a sleep debt that you acquired through the work week. Fast forward to 2018 and a massive sleep science debate is raging as new research has shown conflicting results. Researchers studied 43 000 participants and found that: getting more sleep,…
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Take a peek at the sleep forecast for 2018

Last year, we all did our best to buy into the Clean Sleep trend. This was a good trend- it highlighted the importance of good, uninterrupted sleep that lasted 8 hours every night. Research papers examined the health benefits (there are many!); consumers downloaded apps to track their sleep data (this made us anxious) and…
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Nokia Sleep could change how you feel about sleep

Nokia Sleep is a Wi-Fi enabled pad that fits under your mattress. It has multiple sensors to detect and record your: sleep cycles sleep duration sleep interruptions sleep phases (including light, REM and non-REM sleep) and snoring Each morning it provides you with an individualized Sleep Score to indicate the quantity and quality of your…
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What is the right amount of sleep for me?

You may have heard that you need to sleep 8 hours a night, however, it turns out that there is actually no magic number. The amount of sleep you need varies a lot from person to person. When it comes to figuring out how much sleep you need, Sleep Expert Dr Neil Stanley told the…
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How to get your sleep back after a traumatic experience

South Africa’s crime rates mean that for many of our citizens getting a good night’s sleep is not as simple as it may be for others. The threat of crime as well as the nervous system changes that happen after a traumatic event can become barriers to getting good sleep. When the nervous system is…
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