The sleep hormone melatonin becomes released earlier in the day, forcing you to feel tired earlier and wake up earlier the next morning.

The amount of melatonin released compared with when you’re younger is reduced, so you may find it more difficult to fall asleep.

The amount of sleep you need as you get older does not decrease, with studies showing people over the age of 65 still require 6-8 hours.

If you find that you have developed snoring or have breathing pauses in your sleep, you should take a sleep test.

What can I do about it?

Have a consistent bedtime and rise time.

Get yourself tired before you go to bed. If it takes longer than 30 minutes to sleep, get up and do something else until you are sleepy.

Wind down and relax your mind with an activity like journaling, meditation, reading or listening to music.

Keep your bedroom cool rather than warm as it’s more conducive to good sleep.

Reduce your caffeinated beverage intake to no more than 1 a day and none after 2pm.

Limit your blue-light exposure from devices such as smartphones and laptops as it can make us feel more alert before bed.

Small sleep aids can help you ease into sleep, for example, a sleep mist spray you use on your body or your linen, or having a soothing cup of tea.

What can I do about it?

Have a consistent bedtime and rise time.

Get yourself tired before you go to bed. If it takes longer than 30 minutes to sleep, get up and do something else until you are sleepy.

Wind down and relax your mind with an activity like journaling, meditation, reading or listening to music.

Keep your bedroom cool rather than warm as it’s more conducive to good sleep.

Reduce your caffeinated beverage intake to no more than 1 a day and none after 2pm.

Limit your blue-light exposure from devices such as smartphones and laptops as it can make us feel more alert before bed.

Small sleep aids can help you ease into sleep, for example, a sleep mist spray you use on your body or your linen, or having a soothing cup of tea.

What can I do about it?

Have a consistent bedtime and rise time.

If you’ve had a bad night’s sleep, it’s best not to sleep in for more than one hour; a 20-minute power nap in the afternoon or earlier bedtime that night is better.

If you ever wake up tired, go out for some sunlight; it will make you feel less tired in the morning.

Incontinence can affect your sleep too, so try to limit liquids in the evening and go to the toilet before getting into bed.

Being more active during the day and getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. This has been shown to shorten the time it takes to get to sleep and increase deep sleep, giving you a more restful and longer night’s sleep.

Maintain an active social life with family & friends to keep busy.

Spend time during the day doing tasks that work your brain (e.g., crosswords, sodoku and reading). They can improve your sleep too.

Medications such as those for heart conditions, blood pressure, asthma, diuretics, thyroid issues, depression & anxiety and corticosteroids may affect your sleep. Contact your GP or healthcare professional if you are concerned.

What can I do about it?

Have a consistent bedtime and rise time.

Get yourself tired before you go to bed. If it takes longer than 30 minutes to sleep, get up and do something else until you are sleepy.

Wind down and relax your mind with an activity like journaling, meditation, reading or listening to music.

Keep your bedroom cool rather than warm as it’s more conducive to good sleep.

Reduce your caffeinated beverage intake to no more than 1 a day and none after 2pm.

Limit your blue-light exposure from devices such as smartphones and laptops as it can make us feel more alert before bed.

Small sleep aids can help you ease into sleep, for example, a sleep mist spray you use on your body or your linen, or having a soothing cup of tea.

Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep on school nights.

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Create calming sounds and a pampering night time ritual

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Create calming sounds and a pampering night time ritual

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Dreem2 is a sleep tracking headband and smart app that combines accurate sleep tracking with CBT-I based programs to help you restructure your sleep and set up healthy sleep habits. Dreem2 not only gives you data on your brain activity, heart rate and movements, though. The app is complete with a range of sleep techniques and program, so that you can choose precisely the right one for you.

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ResMed Sleep Mist Spray is an oil blend designed to be used on bed linen or your body to promote relaxation and help you ease into a better night’s sleep. The supporting oils in this blend will help you stay asleep.

  • 125ml
  • Made in Australia
  • Comes in an organic calico bag
  • Not tested on animals, cruelty-free, sulphate, paraben & palm-oil free
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ResMed Sleepy Time Tea

End your day by sipping on a delicious herbal infusion of caffeine-free tea specially blended to help you enjoy a peaceful sleep. Sleepy Time tea is an aromatic blend of organic herbs (Chamomile, Hops, Lemon balm, Limeblossom Passionflower and Skullcap).

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Deep Sleep Bundle

This bundle features a range of sleep aids to help you get a better night’s rest.

  • DreamPad
  • ResMed SleepyTime Tea
  • Sleep Drops MgUlti capsules
  • Silk eye mask- black
DreamPad

Dreampad

Dreampad is a pillow that plays music that only you can hear via bone conduction. It means you can lull yourself to sleep with soothing nature sounds and music without disturbing anyone else, such as your bed partner. You can even program which songs to play and for as long or as little as you wish too.

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Dreem2

Dreem2 is a sleep tracking headband and smart app that combines accurate sleep tracking with CBT-I based programs to help you restructure your sleep and set up healthy sleep habits. Dreem2 not only gives you data on your brain activity, heart rate and movements, though. The app is complete with a range of sleep techniques and program, so that you can choose precisely the right one for you.

Sleep_Mist

ResMed Sleep Mist Spray

ResMed Sleep Mist Spray is an oil blend designed to be used on bed linen or your body to promote relaxation and help you ease into a better night’s sleep. The supporting oils in this blend will help you stay asleep.

  • 125ml
  • Made in Australia
  • Comes in an organic calico bag
  • Not tested on animals, cruelty-free, sulphate, paraben & palm-oil free
SleepyTime_40g

ResMed Sleepy Time Tea

End your day by sipping on a delicious herbal infusion of caffeine-free tea specially blended to help you enjoy a peaceful sleep. Sleepy Time tea is an aromatic blend of organic herbs (Chamomile, Hops, Lemon balm, Limeblossom Passionflower and Skullcap).

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Deep_Sleep

Deep Sleep Bundle

This bundle features a range of sleep aids to help you get a better night’s rest.

  • DreamPad
  • ResMed SleepyTime Tea
  • Sleep Drops MgUlti capsules
  • Silk eye mask- black
DreamPad

Dreampad

Dreampad is a pillow that plays music that only you can hear via bone conduction. It means you can lull yourself to sleep with soothing nature sounds and music without disturbing anyone else, such as your bed partner. You can even program which songs to play and for as long or as little as you wish too.

Dreem2_HEADBAND-3D-5

Dreem2

Dreem2 is a sleep tracking headband and smart app that combines accurate sleep tracking with CBT-I based programs to help you restructure your sleep and set up healthy sleep habits. Dreem2 not only gives you data on your brain activity, heart rate and movements, though. The app is complete with a range of sleep techniques and program, so that you can choose precisely the right one for you.

Sleep_Mist

ResMed Sleep Mist Spray

ResMed Sleep Mist Spray is an oil blend designed to be used on bed linen or your body to promote relaxation and help you ease into a better night’s sleep. The supporting oils in this blend will help you stay asleep.

  • 125ml
  • Made in Australia
  • Comes in an organic calico bag
  • Not tested on animals, cruelty-free, sulphate, paraben & palm-oil free
SleepyTime_40g

ResMed Sleepy Time Tea

End your day by sipping on a delicious herbal infusion of caffeine-free tea specially blended to help you enjoy a peaceful sleep. Sleepy Time tea is an aromatic blend of organic herbs (Chamomile, Hops, Lemon balm, Limeblossom Passionflower and Skullcap).

Discover our range of products

Deep_Sleep

Deep Sleep Bundle

This bundle features a range of sleep aids to help you get a better night’s rest.

  • DreamPad
  • ResMed SleepyTime Tea
  • Sleep Drops MgUlti capsules
  • Silk eye mask- black
DreamPad

Dreampad

Dreampad is a pillow that plays music that only you can hear via bone conduction. It means you can lull yourself to sleep with soothing nature sounds and music without disturbing anyone else, such as your bed partner. You can even program which songs to play and for as long or as little as you wish too.

Dreem2_HEADBAND-3D-5

Dreem2

Dreem2 is a sleep tracking headband and smart app that combines accurate sleep tracking with CBT-I based programs to help you restructure your sleep and set up healthy sleep habits. Dreem2 not only gives you data on your brain activity, heart rate and movements, though. The app is complete with a range of sleep techniques and program, so that you can choose precisely the right one for you.

Sleep_Mist

ResMed Sleep Mist Spray

ResMed Sleep Mist Spray is an oil blend designed to be used on bed linen or your body to promote relaxation and help you ease into a better night’s sleep. The supporting oils in this blend will help you stay asleep.

  • 125ml
  • Made in Australia
  • Comes in an organic calico bag
  • Not tested on animals, cruelty-free, sulphate, paraben & palm-oil free
SleepyTime_40g

ResMed Sleepy Time Tea

End your day by sipping on a delicious herbal infusion of caffeine-free tea specially blended to help you enjoy a peaceful sleep. Sleepy Time tea is an aromatic blend of organic herbs (Chamomile, Hops, Lemon balm, Limeblossom Passionflower and Skullcap).