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Pharmacists have long played a role dispensing, counselling, and providing education related to sleeping medicines, the number and range of which have changed significantly over the past century. This article …

We spend around a third of our lives sleeping—or in some cases attempting to. Surely, this highlights just how crucial sleep is for long-term health, writes Leanne Philpott Sleep problems …

There’s growing awareness of the scale of sleeping issues and the links with a range of health issues. So how can pharmacists position themselves as a source of advice and …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Management of insomnia in primary care Insomnia is a common sleep disorder involving difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep and …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Inhaled budesonide in the treatment of early COVID-19 (STOIC) A randomised controlled trial (Steroids in COVID-19; STOIC) of inhaled …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for pain relief This overview of systematic reviews concluded that evidence regarding the effectiveness …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Advise non-pharmacological therapy as first line treatment for chronic insomnia Guidelines recommend non-pharmacological approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy, as …

Early intervention by a pharmacist could help with insomnia, writes Carlene McMaugh According to the Sleep Health Foundation[1], approximately 10% of people experience insomnia at any one time, while about …

Most Australians suffer broken sleep – and 62% are ignoring “critical” signs that poor sleep could signify a serious problem, says Amcal The 2019 Sleep Health Survey, conducted by Amcal, …

Advocates for sleep health argue it’s high time we move sleep issues off the backburner, making sleep a national health priority, says Leanne Philpott. Experts say that Australia is in …

Issues caused by poor sleep can be wide-ranging, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Insomnia is defined by the American College of Physicians as “dissatisfaction with sleep quantity or quality and is associated …

Teenagers missing out on sleep due to screen time, stress and caffeine: Report A new report from VicHealth and the Sleep Health Foundation found that the average teenager only got …