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The Impact of Sleep Debt

According to Matthew Walker, 1 in 3 adults are walking through their lives in sleep debt or under slept. Under slept implies that you’re not functioning to your full capacity due to a lack of sleep. This means that bodies are more prone to stress, even if it’s mild and undetectable. There are a number…

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The Impact of Sleep Debt

According to Matthew Walker, 1 in 3 adults are walking through their lives in sleep debt or under slept. Under slept implies that you’re not functioning to your full capacity due to a lack of sleep. This means that bodies are more prone to stress, even if it’s mild and undetectable. There are a number…

Shift Work Sleep Disorder: How to Avoid

Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) – sometimes referred to as night shift fatigue syndrome – is a sleep disorder that is commonly seen among shift workers such as nurses, paramedics and factory workers. Symptoms are characterised as excessive sleepiness, sleep problems and lack of restful sleep. Any individuals working non-traditional hours such as split shift,…

The Best Teas for a Good Sleep

When you drink tea before bed it can be a relaxing part of your bedtime routine and one of the tastiest. But you might be wondering which drinking teas are the best to help you go to sleep and keep you there throughout the night? This article lists what we think are the best herbal…

Yawning and Why We Do It

Have you ever thought about why we yawn? What does yawning mean to you? Most people believe it’s a sign your body is tired, or you haven’t slept well. Everyone yawns, including, adults, babies, and animals. The average person yawns up to 28 times per day, usually after waking up and before going to bed….

The Five Best Sleep Podcasts in 2022

At the end of a long day, despite your best efforts, do you still struggle to fall asleep at bedtime? Maybe all the chamomile tea in the world can’t help you to nod off, or maybe in the quiet of the night you find your brain still unable to relax. This is where sleep podcasts…

What Is Sleep Paralysis?

For some people, it’s not enough that they may suffer from sleep problems such as insomnia – they may also experience what is known as sleep paralysis. This sometimes debilitating sleep issue is often caused by your body being unable to pass through the different stages of sleep, but for centuries was attributed to forces…

Does sleep boost Creativity?

Feeling a little uninspired? According to Sleep Health Foundation Chair, Professor Dorothy Bruck, sleep is super helpful for a burst of creativity. It’s very common to hear people pass off their morning brain fog as a result of anything but lack of sleep. What most people fail to realise is that lack of sleep plays…

The Stages of Sleep

When thinking of improving our sleep, we often focus on how much sleep we’re getting. While sleep duration is important, the quality of our sleep is arguably more important. If you’re not smoothly progressing through the four stages of sleep, you won’t be able to experience truly deep sleep. Here’s what you should know about…

What to expect from a mattress fitting at Sleepy’s?

At Sleepy’s we pride ourselves in customer service, product knowledge and most of all fitting you to the right mattress. That’s why we have developed a Bed Fit Specialist program that each of our mattress experts undertakes, to ensure you’re sleeping healthy!   About Our Bed Fit Specialists Our Bed Fit Specialists undertake a training…

Chase your Dreams for a Sleep Resolution

A powerful tool to kicking your new year’s resolutions in 2022 is sleep. Sleep enables your body to function effectively. It sharpens thinking and memory, strengthens physical health and boosts mood and emotional regulation. Are you getting enough sleep? To ensure you’re able to perform your best, you need to stop and think about your…

Home for the Holidays and Can’t Sleep?

When you arrive at a holiday destination or you’re staying at your family’s house, how do you sleep? Most people find they don’t sleep well in a new environment, tossing and turning through the night. With Christmas around the corner and travel back on the cards, first-night effect may become a reality. First night effect…

All About Mattress Warranties

Your mattress is an investment from a health and monetary point of view. Whenever purchasing a mattress, people fear the product will be faulty. Hence, manufacturers include a warranty to provide peace of mind and financial security. A warranty refers to detailed terms guaranteeing you won’t have to pay large sums of money to repair…

The Impact of Social Smoking on Sleep

If you’re a social smoker, you more than likely don’t identify as a “smoker.” You also may not realise that as soon as you start smoking changes start to happen in your body, your pulse rate and blood pressure instantly increase and your heart is forced to work harder. Although you may only smoke every…

How to Improve Sleep Health in Organisations

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 51 seconds. Contains 373 words Sleep helps the function of the body and mind, to recharge and leave you refreshed when you awake in the morning. Without enough sleep, your ability to concentrate, think clearly and process things is impacted. When we relate this to our workplaces, business professionals and leaders,…

Why Women Experience Poor Sleep

It has been well researched that women typically experience poorer sleep quality than men, and have higher risk of sleep conditions such as, insomnia and restless legs syndrome.  Women’s sleep is affected by a variation in reproductive hormones, stress, depression, aging, life/role transition and many other factors.   Research suggests that women’s menstrual cycles are…

Can You Catch Up On Lost Sleep?

In spite of everyone’s best intentioned efforts to make sleep health a priority, the situation may arise when you ask yourself: can you catch up on lost sleep? The most basic answer is yes, you can. But like most things, the most useful answer is more involved than that. Ultimately, sleep has a significant impact…

White Noise Machines: Do They Really Work?

As you get older, getting a good night’s sleep becomes more and more challenging. Gone are the days when you were a teenager, sleeping in until noon and waking up with pillow lines imprinted on your cheeks. But the good news is that there are certain things you can do to improve your sleep quality…

Using Aromatherapy Oils for a Good Night’s Sleep

Aromatherapy and Sleep   Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes referred to as essential oil therapy, aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years and has been used by the ancient cultures of India, China and Egypt for medical and even religious purposes. Even today,…

What are Bed Bugs & How to Get Rid of Them?

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are nasty little critters, and for something that only grows up to 5mm long, they sure can be a big nuisance. They are able to live in the cracks and crevices of your bed for up to a whole year but can also travel on clothes…

What Are Weighted Blankets And How Do They Work?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 21 seconds. Contains 870 words What you need to know about Weighted Blankets Weighted blankets are the latest product flooding the Sleep trend markets. Available in various fabrics, shapes and sizes, weighted blankets are blankets that are made up of pockets filled with pellets or beads. They have been all the…

The Best Sleep Tracking Apps 2021

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 46 seconds. Contains 556 words The Best Sleep Tracking Apps 2021 Poor sleep is one of the biggest health concerns in modern society, with an estimated 40% of Australians not getting enough sleep. The consequences of this can be dire, with sleeplessness increasing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure…

How to Get Rid of an Old Mattress

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 8 seconds. Contains 427 words Getting rid of an old mattress doesn’t have to mean taking it to the tip. There’s a much better way to dispose of your mattress, which benefits the environment as well as the community. In fact, proper mattress disposal is a massive issue in Australia. Australians…

Helping Baby Settle and Sleep

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 45 seconds. Contains 350 words For many parents, ensuring their baby gets enough sleep can be a difficult and daunting task. Sleep is vital for normal growth and development of a newborn baby, as well as for emotional health and other important body functions. Many people see sleep as the time…

Common Causes of Night Sweats

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 13 seconds. When you hear the term “night sweats,” you may think it’s a common occurrence of sweating in sleep, due to the hot Aussie summers or a heavy quilt. In reality, night sweats are severe hot flashes that occur at night, excessively drenching clothing and sheets—and they’re completely unrelated to…

The Best Sleep Positions for Your Health

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 21 seconds Did you know that the average human spends 26 years of their life sleeping? Whether you’re getting six hours, nine hours, or more each night—sleep is undeniably a huge part of our lives. If you find that you’re struggling to snooze, having issues staying asleep, or constantly suffering from…