Is it a myth that we need 8 hours sleep? How much sleep do I need? How much sleep does my child need?

Sleep Matters Perth Blog, child sleep, insomnia, sleep facts, sleep tips, sleep tips, teen sleep

Almost anything we read about sleep says we need 8 hours. Numerous studies have been published concerning the dangers of lack of sleep, to our general health and wellbeing. We now understand that sleep may play an important role in allowing to the brain to cleanse from toxins. So how much shut eye do we really need each night? New guidelines have been …

Awake late at night? Struggling to get going in the morning? Delayed Sleep Phase, a common teenage problem.

Sleep Matters Perth Blog, insomnia, sleep disorder, sleep tips, teen sleep

Struggling to get your teen out of bed and ready for school on time? Have they become a night owl who stays up after the family has gone to sleep? Are they losing sleep and feeling tired during the day? This can be an exasperating experience for both parents and children. ‘Delayed Sleep Phase’ can happen at any age but is …

Sleep Matters awarded spot in top 50 Sleep Blogs worldwide

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Feedspot has awarded Sleep Matters a spot in the Top 50 Sleep Blogs in the world. We’re in the company of many excellent blogs on infant and baby sleep, US blogs that pull together research findings regarding sleep, and the only other Australian blog, Sleep Hub, which is a fantastic, Melbourne based resource on the full range of sleep disorders.  We’re a …

Goodnight Insomnia 4 Week Insomnia treatment program, enrol today!

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oin the next 4 week Insomnia treatment group at The Marian Centre (Wembley).  The next program is not far away – commencing Saturday February 25th.  The program runs for 4 Saturday mornings (9am-12.15pm).  ​Our 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 treating Insomnia in the long term. …

​New Years Resolution – Improve My Sleep! Want to sleep better without medication?

Sleep Matters Perth Blog, insomnia, insomnia treatment, sleep tips, sleep tips

In our fast-paced world, Insomnia is VERY common. One in three Australian adults regularly struggle with their sleep and around 10 per cent of adults suffer from chronic insomnia. Insomnia is defined as a difficulty falling asleep or returning to sleep following night-time awakening, with significant negative impact on daytime functioning. Insomnia can be triggered by many different things  – …

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

Sleep Matters Perth Blog, insomnia, insomnia treatment, sleep disorder, sleep facts, sleep tips

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.

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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, insomnia, insomnia treatment, sleep tips, sleep tips

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!

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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 …