Understanding how to sleep well by understanding what gets in the way

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

There is a great deal of information on the internet about how to get a good night’s sleep. So much so that it can be overwhelming. In order to simplify, it can be useful to think of three types of ‘barriers to good sleep’. Understanding these barriers to good sleep help to make sense of some of the most useful Tips …

Free public lecture: The real facts about sleep.

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

Come to our free public lecture for evidence-based information about sleep and Insomnia. Saturday November 19th at 1.30pm. Hollywood Hospital Lecture theatre, Nedlands. The talk will be presented by Dr Melissa Ree from Sleep Matters and will dispel common myths about sleep and outline the most effective long term Insomnia treatment. Information will be given on different ways to access treatment for …

To watch or not watch the clock?

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

Many people have heard the suggestion that is is best not to ‘clock watch’ over night whilst trying to sleep. Today I’ll outline how clock watching can worsen sleep and how the simple suggestion to cover the clock at night can be powerful in improving your slumber. When we treat Insomnia, we work to reduce barriers to sleep. One of …

4-week Insomnia treatment program. Starts Saturday October 29. Enrol today!

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

Join the Insomnia treatment group at The Marian Centre (Wembley). The next program is not far away – commencing Saturday October 29. This will be the final group program for 2016. The program runs for 4 Saturday mornings (9am-12.15pm). The Insomnia program utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), which is the recommended first line treatment for Insomnia. Come away with proven strategies for …

Sleep tips for Teens

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

Jessica Cole from Sleep Matters presented a seminar on teenage sleep to nearly 200 students at one of Perth’s high schools this week. It was a great opportunity to cover some interesting and important facts about sleep in adolescence. Getting good quality and quantity sleep can be tricky in adolescence. At the very age the teenage body is demanding more …

Feeling Tired?

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

Did you know that if you type into Google, “why am I so……”, that the first autofill option is the word “tired“. This is really saying something about how common the experience of tiredness is, and how many people are concerned about their levels of tiredness.  Thinking about your experience with tiredness, which of the following do you think apply? Are there others …

Insomnia treatment workshops For Health Professionals

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

We have recently run a well attended full-day workshop for psychologists on management of Insomnia using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. There is another full day workshop coming up in September, please see details……. September 23rd, Floreat.  Workshop Content:Insomnia Disorder is the common sleep disorder with a prevalence of 10%. It is associated with significant daytime impairment and individual and societal costs. Insomnia is one of …

What is Conditioned Insomnia and how can it be treated?

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

When people have experienced poor sleep for quite some time, the bed and poor sleep have been paired again and again. A kind of automatic learning, called ‘classical conditioning’, sets in. The bedroom becomes associated with being awake, alert, frustrated and/or worried, rather than with feeling relaxed and sleepy.  This is conditioned insomnia. The bed becomes a trigger for feeling alert …

Sleep deprivation and its consequences.

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

Sleep deprivation and its consequences.Professor Matthew Naughton presents a FREE Public lecture.  Monday August 22, 6-7pm, UWA. Sleep is crucial for life, health, and well-being. In this lecture, Professor Naughton discusses exciting research developments that explore links between chronic sleep deprivation and physical health.  Over the past 20 years there has been an explosive growth in our understanding of the health effects of …

So why do we sleep?

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

We know sleep is good for us, but why do we sleep?This is a question that researchers have been working hard to find the answers to. Check out this 3 minute video to learn some sleep science that tells us why we sleep.