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June 2019

Can You Pay Back Your Sleep Debt?

Are you sacrificing your productivity of tomorrow to complete today’s deadline driven task? Pulling a late night or even worse an all-nighter can have a disastrous effect on your body and mind over the following days as your body tries to recover from the lack of sleep.  Your sleep debt is made worse by skimping on your sleep hours because you have other things you either have to do or rather would prefer doing. With today’s deadline driven and [...]

May 2019

The link between sleep and the snooze button sleepspec

Hitting Snooze And Your Sleep

Lightning fast reflexes when the alarm goes off in the morning is something all of us have. However, most of us hit snooze to squeeze in those few extra minutes of blissful sleep rather than actually waking up. Those few extra minutes, are they really all that blissful or are they actually sabotaging the entire day? Hitting the snooze button repeatedly, trains our minds to recognise the alarm as a ‘just a few more minutes’ sound, rather than recognising [...]

April 2019

Munga Riders go to sleep with SleepSpec

The importance of sleep in athletic performance has become the focus of attention for sports physicians around the world as individuals and teams look for anything that will give them the advantage over their rivals. Sleep helps the body repair itself so if an athlete is not getting enough sleep, then they will not be able to perform at their peak. Developed by a South African specialist ophthalmologist, SleepSpec are scientifically engineered glasses with amber tinted lenses which filter out [...]

How SleepSpec Aids Sleep

Innovative tinted specs help eliminate blue light for a good night’s sleep! Research has shown that the number of individuals who are suffering from sleep disorders has increased dramatically in recent years.  While some of the blame is as a result of stress and poor lifestyle, the main culprit is thought to be the amount of blue light in our modern environment. According to specialist ophthalmologist Dr Robert Daniel, developer of South Africa’s first non-invasive, non-mediated sleep solution called SleepSpec, research [...]

5 ways to beat the heat and sleep this summer

Sleeping naked always has its risks and might lead to a chill in the middle of the night. Rather, try a couple other methods before braving going bare. Sleep and body control of temperature are intimately connected. The body core body temperature follows a 24-hour cycle linked with your sleep-wake rhythm. Body temperature decreases during the night-time sleep phase and rises during the wake phase. Sleep is most likely to occur when core temperature decreases, and much less likely to [...]

The Link Between Sleep and Health

It can be tempting to trade sleep for a few precious hours of wakefulness, but it is important to consider the hidden costs. Sleep is precious, too. While sleep is very important for health, it is often overlooked and dismissed. Sleep is often one of the first things to go when people feel pressed for time. Many view sleep as a luxury and think that the benefits of limiting the hours they spend asleep outweigh the costs. People often overlook [...]

Chronic Sleep Deprivation, the Disease of Our Time

According to experts, we are sleeping less than ever before.  In fact, chronic sleep deprivation has been called ‘the disease of our time’. Lack of sleep has been linked to increased risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, drug dependency and mental illnesses such as depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as learning disabilities. A century ago, people slept for an average of nine hours a night, today it is closer to seven hours – often less.  And while we may [...]