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  • What sleep deprivation does to your health

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 3 January 2019

    With today’s fast-paced, always-on lifestyle, it’s not surprising that we’re not getting enough sleep. In fact, sleep deprivation is one of the biggest public health crises of our time, with an estimated one-third of adults not getting enough sleep.

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  • Foods that promote good sleep

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 27 June 2017

    A Mediclinic dietician explains how sleep and what we eat and drink are not necessarily separate concepts and gives dietary tips for a great night’s sleep.

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  • Is technology to blame for our sleeping problems?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 18 February 2017

    Growing bodies of research have drawn correlations between the increase in incidents of people suffering from various sleep issues, and the presence of artificial blue light in our environments. Mediclinic Morningside specialist opthalmologist and developer of the SleepSpec, Dr Rob Daniel, explains the link.

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  • How to get a good night’s sleep

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 1 July 2016

    We probably don’t need to tell you why a good night’s rest is so important. If you’ve ever gone without proper sleep for a few nights, you’ll know the effects: your mental and physical health suffers, leaving you feeling tired, cranky and unwell during your waking hours. We spoke to a Mediclinic physician and found out how you can catch some solid Zzzz’s.

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  • Beauty sleep

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 22 April 2016

    ‘I hear complaints of tiredness in more than half of my consultations,’ says Dr Antonie Rod, a specialist physician at Mediclinic Milnerton. ‘It’s one of the main reasons people visit a GP, physician or endocrinologist. Almost every form of disease can present with chronic fatigue.’ If your tiredness is prolonged, sudden or has no discernible cause, pay attention.

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  • Sleep disorders

    Conditions

    Posted on 9 January 2014

    Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling exhausted. Read more about obstructive sleep apnoea and how it’s treated.

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  • Sleep clinics

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 1 November 2013

    If you’re constantly tired a sleep clinic may help diagnose your condition so you can have a good night’s rest.

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  • What causes insomnia?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 8 October 2013

    Sleep is very important – here are some useful tips on how to get a good night’s rest.

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  • Sleep issues

    Magazine

    Posted on 17 April 2013

    We know we should get eight hours of rest at night and most of us take solid slumber for granted … But what if what’s keeping you from a good night’s rest comes from within, not without?

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