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Narcolepsy pdf

Restless legs and Periodic limb movement pdf

Sleep apnoea pdf

Snoring pdf

Sleep problems - Murtagh

Sleep diary from www.sleepfoundation.org - copy

Sleep & depression - sleep-wake cycle management (pdf)

Insomnia pdf  & Sleep Timing Disorders pdf .. see also www.newcastle.edu.au/centre/nsdc/pamphlets.html

Teenage Sleep: Understanding and helping the sleep of 12-20 year olds
September 2006: A useful 200 page guide to the sleep of teenagers; written for parents, school counselors, youth health workers, high school teachers and teenagers. It includes behaviours that can happen during sleep and discusses problems like night fears, wet dreams, scary dreams, sleep deprivation, snoring, needing too much sleep, not being able to get to sleep or stay asleep. Sleep walking, feelings of restless legs, being paralyzed, midnight binge eating, the meaning of dreams. Includes useful sleep questionnaires, diaries, relaxation techniques, and other management resources. By Professor Dorothy Bruck, School of Psychology, Victoria University.  http://eprints.vu.edu.au/467/ - copy


Sleep Advice  

Your sleep will be improved if you:

  • Get out of bed as soon as you wake up in the morning
  • Try to get up about the same time each day
  • Do not nap during the day
  • Try to be active while the sun is up
  • Avoid drinking caffeine after 4pm
  • Allow yourself time to wind down before going to bed
  • Avoid watching television till late
  • Go to bed at approximately 10 - 10.30pm
  • Minimise use of sleeping tablets, alcohol
  • Try to make your bedroom quiet, dim and cool
  • Avoid too many blankets and electric blankets

Sleep diary from www.sleepfoundation.org - copy


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