Category Archives: Sleep

Presenteeism – Worse than simply calling in sick?

Do you go to work, even when you're feeling exhausted or ill, or you're preoccupied with personal issues? This is called "presenteeism" - when you're at work but you're not very productive while you're there. The Harvard Business Review reported: “Presenteeism isn’t about malingering (pretending to be ill to avoid work duties) or goofing off…
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Net Nanny App helps families switch off and go to bed

Getting enough sleep and spending quality time together are two of the key ingredients for a happy family life. Screen time can rob us of both. We have become reliant on using technology at home to complete homework, check budgets, pay bills, fulfill work obligations and even socialise. Many people battle addictions linked to screen…
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5 ways sleep impacts an athlete’s performance

Sleeping the right amount at the right time is essential to ensure long-term success as an athlete. This is how good sleep improves your athletic performance: 1. Athletes need time to repair their muscles. Growing children and adolescents who have adequate sleep are less prone to injury. 2. Lack of sleep can make a person…
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Can better sleep mean better grades?

Poor sleep can negatively impact your child's grades, emotions and overall behaviour. This means you might need to introduce an earlier bed time. Or let your child sleep in. Or invest in a new mattress. While very little research has looked at the link between sleep and intelligence in children. It is clear that sleep…
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Is social media giving you anxiety? Here’s how to take control

At best social media is a powerful tool that promotes connection. At worst, it can be damaging and self-destructive. It can cause anxiety - and we know anxiety is one of the biggest barriers to sleep. Why are so many choosing a ‘social media detox’ and how do you know if you too are addicted?…
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Sleep deprivation causes the brain to eat itself – for real!

How does the brain respond to poor sleep habits? It literally eats itself. To put it simply, when you're well-rested, your brain gets busy repairing itself, and part of that is dumping unnecessary data. When you're tired, your brain can't decide what is "unnecessary" and what isn't - so it dumps it all. New research outlines exactly…
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Sleep Data is powerful – but only when it’s in the right hands

While it might be fun to pore over the data from your wearable or sleep app, scientists are skeptical about the real impact of sleep data. Over the years, we have featured some pretty cool sleep tech that delivered some even cooler figures: We reviewed alarm clocks (such as the Kello Smart Alarm Clock); sleep…
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Why all babies in Finland sleep in a box

Finland loves moms. In fact, the Finns have taken such good care of their moms that it's no wonder they are now known as “the happiest in the world”. Happy mom, happy baby, happy family! What makes them so happy? • Finnish mothers access free healthcare during their pregnancy and birth (as well as thereafter)…
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How to overcome sleep inertia

Sleep inertia: Insane grogginess upon attempting to wake, often accompanied by the knowledge that the act of waking up would prove far worse than the being late for work. If you struggle to wake up, you are not alone. Many not-morning-people find their mornings do not go to plan, every morning. Read more about it,…
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