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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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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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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

  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?

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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