Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person's overall health and well-being. Sleep enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Having adequate rest & sleep may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease and increased illness duration. Having enough sleep helps to avoid feeling below par and not being able to function properly.
Just imagine going for a whole day without food, you would feel pretty hungry, but you could probably manage. Now consider going a whole night without any sleep at all, the next day would be very difficult.
The average person spends around 26 years sleeping in their life which equates to 9,490 days or 227,760 hours. Surprisingly, we also spend 7 years trying to get to sleep. If you find sleep difficult, help is at hand.
A Sleep Relaxer plays sounds from running water, to a tropical rainfoest, white noise and much more helping you to relax and drift off to sleep.
A Baby Sound Machine, one offering white noise, soothing music, and nature sounds, is essential to your baby getting a good night’s sleep. A mother’s womb is a very loud environment, and the silence outside the womb can be very uncomfortable for the baby, so a baby sound machine can help baby & parents get a good nights sleep.
Pillow Speakers enable you to quietly listen to your choice of music, podcast, radio station (even the cricket!) without disturbing your partner and when the match is going slowly you can fall asleep dreaming of your maiden century at Lords.
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Many people find Earplugs helpful at night. Noisy neighbours, traffic noise, snoring partners.... all disturb sleep, so we have a range of earplugs which aims to help combat these problems.
Sleep Masks - whether you need a simple eye mask for travelling or help falling asleep, we have a range of eye and sleep masks to suit different needs. There are options that help to regulate the bodies natural sleep cycle as well as masks that block out external light and others will to help wake you in the morning.
According to the Adelaide Zoo, Koalas eat for around 3 hours per day, they rest & sleep for 16 to 18 hours a day. They sleep so much because they need time and energy to digest their food. It takes a lot of energy to digest the fibrous leaves of the eucalyptus tree. Sleep is so important to our human bodies too, so be like a Koala, get a good nights sleep.
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Bonus Fact: Koalas have fingerprints which are almost identical to human ones ... not even careful analysis under a microscope can easily distinguish the loopy, whirling ridges on a Koalas' fingers from a humans, and it's not unknown for a poor innocent Koala to inadvertently be a suspect in a criminal case in Australia!