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Sleep advice for shift workers

If you work shifts, aim to have at least four hours sleep at the same time every night/morning (eg, 3am to 7am). This will help to keep your sleep clock regular. Use the weekend or days off to get in some extra “recovery” sleep. Make sure the sleeping environment is as conducive to rest as possible.

Sleep advice for shift workers

If you work shifts, aim to have at least four hours sleep at the same time every night/morning (eg, 3am to 7am). This will help to keep your sleep clock regular. Use the weekend or days off to get in some extra “recovery” sleep. Make sure the sleeping environment is as conducive to rest as possible.

Why am I so tired?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME): Anyone suffering from ME would have wide ranging symptoms and severity. The most common symptom is overwhelming exhaustion or fatigue after doing things which did not make you feel tired before. Other symptoms can include flu-like symptoms, swollen glands, and painful joints. It is a difficult condition to diagnose.

Do you suffer from restless leg syndrome?

Rest legs syndrome is an uncomfortable sensation in your legs, where you have an irresistible urge to move your legs to relieve the symptoms. The condition causes itchy legs, pins and needles, creepy crawly feeling in the legs, throbbing muscles, and a cramping sensation (particularly in the calves). The symptoms of restless leg syndrome typically worsen during the early evening or later at night. This condition is most prevalent when you are extremely tired or after strenuous physical activity. It is also a common cause of insomnia as the condition is most prevalent at night. Many of us will experience RLS at some stage. In fact, 10 per cent of the population suffer from RLS. Research has indicated that low levels of magnesium have been linked to poor sleep and RLS.

Sleep advice for shift workers

Those who work shifts can often struggle to get a decent sleep, but Better Bedding advises workers to aim to have at least four hours sleep at the same time every night/morning (eg 3am-7am) to help to keep your sleep clock regular.

Sleep advice for shift workers

Aim to have at least four hours sleep at the same time every night/morning (eg, 3am to 7am). This will help to keep your sleep clock regular. Use the weekend or days off to get in some extra “recovery” sleep. Make sure the sleeping environment is as conducive to rest as possible.

Demons, silent screaming and multiple attackers – researchers explore the nightmare that is sleep paralysis

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The School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland Galway has completed the first phase of a study on the number of people affected by sleep paralysis and unusual sleep experiences. Over 1,100 people in Ireland have shared their experiences, with participants relating the often scary sensations they have experienced while in the awake-like state.

Lifesaving machine not covered under Long Term Illness scheme

The parents of a Galway child with Down Syndrome - who suffers from a sleep disorder - have to pay more than €70 per month to rent a lifesaving machine for the boy.

Poor sleep quality linked to heart attack and stroke

The local heart and stroke charity, Croi, is supporting important research at the Clinical Research Facility in NUI Galway which is exploring a link between poor sleep quality and high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke.

Ten tips for a healthy life

1. Exercise. People who exercise regularly have raised levels of infection fighting cells in their blood, they also have more energy. A daily exercise routine, even a short walk, will help ward off seasonal sniffles, create feelings of wellbeing, help you reduce tension and relax. Aim for 30 minutes a day, ideally.

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