Category Archives: Sleep education

Lack of sleep will make you feel lonelier

In a study published on 14 August 2018, researchers Eti Ben Simon and Matthew P Walker unveiled four interesting connections between sleep and loneliness. In this blog we examine the first two connections that their research unveiled. Firstly, it appears that a lack of sleep makes people feel lonelier than they would if they had…
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When is the best time to wake up so that I can be at my best?

Can you imagine a life where you did not have to wake up at any given time? Where your waking would be based purely on our body’s needs not on your adult responsibilities? In this blog we examine the debate surrounding what the best time to wake up really is. Here are the two leading theories…
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Beat Your Alarm Clock

With sleep trending and a good night’s sleep being the hallmark of a good life, it is no wonder that the ultimate sleep goal has become waking up when your body wants to, not when your body has to. Yes, waking up before your alarm wakes you is an actual #sleepgoal. As an alarm-clock detester…
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Gender differences and sleep

Women and men think differently. This fact is well-established. What is less well-known is that men and women have different sleep needs and react differently to sleep-deprivation. Let’s look at some research regarding these statements. Women need more sleep than men the same age. The theory behind this is that women use more areas of…
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How much sleep could you lose to the FIFA World Cup?

Soccer fans have no choice but to watch each and every world cup match - after all the FIFA World Cup only comes around every four years. In the space of one month there has been a massive 48 matches in the first round, four quarter finals, two semi-finals and of course the final coming up.…
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Could sleeping better mean living happily ever after?

Whether you are the cause of your bad sleep (snorers and night owls raise your hands here) or your partner is the cause of your sleep deprivation (lovers of the insomniac population we feel ya’), you all need to find some good sleep right now. Poor sleep is directly linked to poor inter-personal skills –…
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How to get back to sleep

If you have ever had the displeasure of waking up in the middle of the night, you will know the feeling… the feeling of desperation when you realize it is only 1am and you know that three hours sleep is not nearly enough sleep at all. You will also know the feeling of exasperation as…
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Drowsy driving could be more deadly than drunk driving

In South Africa, whilst the culture around drunken driving has changed (it’s just not cool anymore in case you missed the naming and shamingmemo), the culture around drowsy driving has not seemed to shift. As our numbers of drivers has increased and the quality of our national roads has improved, many more drivers are tackling…
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Does a cooler core body temperature equal better sleep?

A recent study to come out of the Netherlands entitled Skin Temperature Measurement in Monitoring and Control of Sleep and Alertness has shown how manipulating body temperature could improve your sleep. The study showed that a drop in your core temperature impacts: what time you go to bed, how long it takes you to fall asleep,…
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