Sleep

It's the thought that counts with sleep

Rachel Clun New research suggests that by thinking positively about the way we've slept, people can actually perform better at work and school.

Too little sleep? Craving some fatty food? Scientists prove they go together

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Scientists have found evidence that a lack of sleep causes changes in brain activity that lead to people feeling hungrier and craving more fattening foods.

The Sleep Diet

Woman, alarm clock, sleep, sleeping, bed, morning, work.

Paula Goodyer How a good night's sleep can help keep your weight down.

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Booze snooze

Drink or two in the evening sets scene for nightmare sleep

Man sleeping.

Sarah Berry A nightcap may be nice, but is likely to lead to a fragmented night's sleep.

Sleep and stillborn link made

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Julia Medew PREGNANT women who sleep on their back or right side the night before giving birth are twice as likely to have a stillborn baby compared with those who sleep on their left side, a study has found.

Not feeling happy? Get some sleep

Not feeling happy? Get some sleep

Australians may live in 'the lucky country', but we would be a whole lot happier if we could just get more sleep, says a leading psychologist.

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Elderly left in dark on sleep drugs danger

Amy Corderoy HEALTH SLEEPING medication that is linked to falls and fractures is still being taken by many elderly people, a study of patients from a Sydney hospital has found.

Teenagers' sleep a clue to mental health risk

Kate Benson HEALTH THAT teenager who stays up all night playing computer games, then sleeps until midday could be trying to tell you something.

Sleep aids increase risk of baby death

Amy Corderoy HEALTH PARENTS have been warned against using devices designed to keep babies sleeping on their backs, as they can increase the risk of infant death instead of preventing it.

Tired and tested

The key to a good night's sleep

Girl sleeping on laptop.

Bronwyn McNulty Lack of sleep is a healthcare crisis in the making.

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How to beat 'bedtime procrastination'

Go to bed. Go directly to bed. Stop procrastinating, and get a proper night's sleep.

Rachel Clun We’ve all done it: Stayed on the couch watching Girls instead of getting up and doing the dishes, ultimately putting off our bedtime.

Ice dependence

Ice: The drug that’s hard on the head – and hard on families

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Paula Goodyer It’s never easy when someone you love becomes dependent on a drug – but in the case of ice, you also have to cope with their chaotic behaviour.

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Is slouching making you sad?

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Sarah Berry Poor posture isn't just bad for your back.

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Treating depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety – can over the counter pills really help?

Depression

Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.

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Wellbeing

Green smoothies unlikely to beat the flu

Green smoothies

Clifford Fram You can drink as many green smoothies as you like, but no immune-boosting magic potion is going to protect the average person from catching a cold or the flu.

Road test: Oil pulling

Oil pulling: pulling toxins or just our leg?

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MJ Angel Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing a cold-pressed oil around your mouth first thing in the morning for about 20 minutes to remove toxins and impurities.

Angry fat: the new lifestyle hazard to watch

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Sarah Berry It is estimated that as much as 70 per cent of cancer is lifestyle-related.

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Surprising tips for running a race

Running.

Sarah Berry You can get good gains from doing nothing, you may be better off steering clear of gel packs and blisters can be a very bad sign; the tips for making it through a big race are rather surprising.

Fitness truths

Fat-loss myths debunked

Weight

Jean-Claude Vacassin Forget endless cardio sessions; if you want to burn fat it's just as much about the food you eat and the weights you lift.

Mission to the moon and back

Amanda Gower and her mother Deb

Sarah Berry Why one woman is making it her mission to travel the distance to the moon and back in one year in honour of her mother.

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