Improving sleep to improve Performance: What does the research say?

Sleep Matters Perth Blog, sleep facts

Good sleep can help us perform at our best, this is true for everyone, including elite athletes. Good sleep plays an important role in optimising performance and recovery outcomes across a range of sports. Daniel Bonnar from Flinders University and Sleep Matters, has recently published the results of a research project, reviewing research on how interventions to improve sleep affect athletic performance and …

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 …

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 …

Sleep deprivation and its consequences.

Sleep Matters Perth Blog, sleep facts

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, sleep facts

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.