Sleep Matters awarded spot in top 50 Sleep Blogs worldwide

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

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!

Sleep Matters Perth Blog

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

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  – …

Does alcohol help or hinder sleep?

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Many people believe that alcohol assists sleep. While it’s true that alcohol may help you initially get off to sleep, this is offset by a less restful slumber later in the night. As the silly season gets underway, it can be useful to bear in mind the impacts of alcohol on sleep.  After a few drinks, we are more likely …

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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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 …