The effects of ageing on sleep

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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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Is the lack of sleep worth the weight?


 
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COVID-19: Tips to boost your immunity


    With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, everyone is doing our best to stay healthy. Let’s hear from Singapore Sport Institute’s resident Nutrition and Sleep Expert, Dr Richard Swinbourne, as he addresses the following: Are some of us at greater...
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Loving couple embarks on a journey of health and wellness with Active Health

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  Lee Ying Ying and Desmond Lim. Photo: Desmond Lim  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Laozi Lee Ying Ying, 27 years old, who works at Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA), was already keen to change her lifestyle habits...
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How does sleep impact your learning?

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    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...
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How does blue light affect sleep?

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    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?

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    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 bed-time haunted by insomnia or wakefulness. When it starts to feel like it’s impossible to get a good night’s...
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The scary effects of technology on sleep

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    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?

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    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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Does taking a power nap during the day work?

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    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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