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Think Twice Before You Hit The Snooze Button

In a survey by market research firm Wakefield Research, more than 8 in 10 Singaporeans spend their weekends sleeping in to make up for the lack of sleep over the week. They also found out that Singaporeans are the second-most sleep-deprived...
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What you should know about sleep trackers before jumping on the bandwagon

Have your friends been showing you their sleek, futuristic-looking sleep trackers on their wrists, and enthusing about how their useful gadgets are improving their health and lifestyle?
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Impacts of sleep on shift workers


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The effects of ageing on sleep

Have you noticed that you are waking up earlier in the morning when it used to be impossible for you as a teenager to wake before 11am? You’re not alone. Sleeping habits change naturally as we age, especially in our older years. Hence, it is...
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How to manage your screen time during and after circuit breaker?

Imagine how today would have been like for you if there was no circuit breaker. You might be rushing off to a fitness class after work or picking up your children from school. You might have arranged to meet up with your friends at a café or have...
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Is the lack of sleep worth the weight?

With the Circuit Breaker in place due to the COVID-19 situation, have you been working from home and staying up late to meet a deadline as you juggle to care for your family in the day time?
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What screenome can do for you that screen time can’t

  Photo: Active Health With tech giants like Apple and Google releasing Screen Time and Digital Wellbeing features, cutting back on device usage is easily one of the more popular trends of the digital age. Screen time allows you to determine how...
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How does sleep impact your learning?

Burning the midnight oil is a big part of student and working life. Under the stress of deadlines and examinations, many often pull all-nighters to stay on top of things. Sleep might seem like a small price to pay when you’re rushing through your...
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How does blue light affect sleep?

    If you've been reading up on the effects of excessive screen time on one's health, chances are that you may have come across the term “blue light” more than a couple of times. This form of light has been found to have a disruptive effect on...
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What is a sleep cycle?

The simple, everyday act of sleeping is not as straightforward as it once was. We either fail to get enough sleep or we find our bedtime haunted by insomnia or wakefulness. When it starts to feel like it’s impossible to get a good night’s sleep,...
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The scary effects of technology on sleep

    Catching up on your favourite drama or scrolling through social media sounds like the perfect activity to chill before bedtime, but these seemingly innocent actions can actually be very destructive to your sleep quality. Scientific research...
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Why do I still feel tired after 8 hours of sleep?

Getting a full eight hours of sleep a night is often a struggle. To make matters worse, there are times when one continues to feel tired despite supposedly having gotten sufficient sleep. Truth is, there are many reasons to explain tiredness...
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Is screen time before bedtime affecting my child's sleep?

Gone are the days of the good ol' bedtime story and a cup of warm milk for sending kids of to beddy-bye. These days, parents find it so much easier to pass them a smartphone to watch some bedtime shows.
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Does taking a power nap during the day work?

    Naps are tricky things – sometimes they leave you feeling refreshed and energised while other times you feel even more exhausted! However, sometimes it feels impossible to make it through the day without having a nap to slip a little...
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How to reduce screen time in the digital age?

    Singapore is such a digitally-acclimatised society that spending too much time on digital devices has become a very common problem amongst children and adults alike.
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What are the negative side effects of too much screen time?

    From young children to working adults to even the elderly, most of us Singaporeans get a fair amount of daily screen time from the numerous digital devices that we own. We consume so much content from our digital screens that it’s easy to...
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How can I treat insomnia at home?

    Insomnia, the sleep disorder that makes it extremely difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, can really adversely affect your energy level and work performance. While it’s possible to just endure the condition and push through if you only...
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Is there a link between screen time and childhood obesity?

We live in a digital era where the nature of our lifestyles makes it near-impossible to get away from digital screens. While we used to celebrate the breakthroughs of technology and the convenience that digital devices brought to our lives, there...
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How does insomnia affect your life?

    Losing a few hours of sleep the day before a big presentation or an important interview is a common enough occurrence. So is lying awake due to a mix-up involving your decaf coffee. However, when you’ve tried everything you can to maintain a...
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Why do I feel tired all the time?

    We all have days when we just feel like hitting the snooze button and sleeping in. This feeling of constant lethargy may continue to persist, even after a good night's sleep. While some may chalk it up to being nothing more than a case of the...
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How much screen time is healthy for adults?

Most of us don’t like the idea of allowing young children to spend long hours watching TV or playing games on a smartphone. Conventional wisdom agrees that too much screen time can’t be good for growing children and that there should be limits in...
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5 insomnia aids to help you fall asleep

    It’s the wee hours of the morning. You’re tired and you’re lying in a comfortable bed, but you can’t fall asleep and you haven’t been able to for the past few hours. Sound familiar? Most of us have experienced some measure of insomnia at...
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Is my toddler having too much screen time?

Most parents won’t say an outright no to letting the youngest member of the household get some television or smartphone time – it's often been viewed as a somewhat convenient tool when it comes to occupying a child's attention. However, an excess...
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What can I do if I am sleep deprived?

    Previously, we discussed why millennials just don’t seem to be getting enough sleep. However, studies on sleeping habits in Singapore show that it’s not just the millennials who are staying up later. The rest of us are too – students, young...
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How too much screen time is affecting you and your child's mental and physical health

You probably already know that spending too much time with your digital gadgets can have a negative impact on work productivity and also interfere with your real-life interactions. However, new research shows that those are not even the worst...
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Why millennials are finding it hard to fall asleep fast and naturally at bedtime?

    Singapore is a sleep-deprived nation; there’s no doubt about that. What many don’t know is the reason behind this lack of sleep, especially in the case of millennials – people who never really had to wake up at the crack of dawn to tend to...
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Checklist of healthy habits for a healthy home

What if making the healthy choice was easier than making the unhealthy one?
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Should you prioritise exercise over sleep?

    You try to wake up early to go to the gym, but usually find it very hard to drag yourself out of bed. Perhaps that leads you to stay up an extra hour after a long night working overtime just so you can fit in a short jog around the...
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Sleep and Weight Loss

    Adequate sleep improves your confidence and helps you lose weight. Losing weight requires more than just eating better and being more active.  You have to be determined, disciplined, and patient. You must have self-confidence and believe in...
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Getting enough good sleep? Learn how you can feel fresher every day

  Technology is an essential part of our lives now, but spending our free time locked on screens means that we have less time to devote to eating healthily, sleeping well, and doing physical activities.
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Tired eyes? Learn how you can better manage your screen time

  Singaporeans clock an average of 6.5 hours of sleep per night, which is lower than the minimum of seven hours recommended by experts.
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Sleep and Productivity

    Adequate sleep improves productivity and mental performances. Falling asleep at the office doesn’t mean you’re working too hard. It means you’re not sleeping enough at night. 
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Sleep and Disease Prevention

    Adequate sleep prevents disease and improves longevity. With 44% of Singapore’s adults getting fewer than 7 hours of sleep each night, insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. Research shows that sleeping less than 7 hours per night...
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Screen Time and Stress Management

    Screen time erodes mental health and productivity Distractions. They are everywhere. And it's a major problem.
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Screen Time and Physical Activity

  Screen time makes it even harder to fit in physical activity Singapore’s adults spend 1,554 minutes of time, every day, on screens for recreational reasons. The minimum amount of physical activity, sport, and exercise needed to significantly...
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Screen Time and Sleep

    Your sleep is suffering from screen time Sleeping more than 7 hours per night makes us more motivated and productive, and helps prevent almost every major chronic disease. 
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Sleep and Stress Management

    Your healthy secret weapon: adequate sleep improves your energy and decreases stress. What if you could put more effort into everything you do? What if you could deal with adversity better? Bounce back faster? Thrive under pressure? Pretty...
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Screen Time and Nutrition

    Screens distrupt our healthy nutrition habits Let’s get right to it. Using screens at meals is a problem because it makes us gain weight. People who use screens during meals. Eat more during the meal. Snack more after a meal. Eat faster....
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