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To Sleep or Not to Sleep?

By Mel   •   April 18th, 2017

To Sleep or Not to Sleep?

Starved of sleep and stressed to the max? Tired all day, poor memory, irritable, feeling anxious or depressed?  Does this sound like you?  Insomnia is a condition that is all too common.  Research shows that between 13- 33% of Australian adults have problems getting to sleep or staying asleep.  Lack of sleep may in turn cause emotional or mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.  And not getting to sleep and continually waking and being awake during the night can, in itself, cause you to feel more anxiety, making the problem worse.  Research shows that adults who have fewer ...read more

File under: anxiety, screen time, Sleep, Stress

THE IMPACT OF SCREEN TIME ON CHILDREN

By Mel   •   May 23rd, 2016

THE IMPACT OF SCREEN TIME ON CHILDREN

In many ways, today’s child is growing up in a vastly different world to that of their parents. The majority of us who spent our childhoods prior to the advent of technology grew up in a world that was rich in play, imagination, activity and nature. It was low on tech and high on all things sensory. If we dreamed of being a chef, we ‘baked mud pies.’ If we dreamed of being an explorer, our backyard was transformed into an untamed wilderness in the world of our imagination. If we dreamed of being a princess, we raided the dress-up box and so began our adventures.   Today’s child ...read more

File under: children, screen time
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