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The easiest competition EVER.

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The easiest competition EVER.

It's no surprise that a night without enough shut-eye can lead to a groggy morning. But yawning to work with tired eyes is the last of your worries if you factor in the long-term effects sleep deprivation has on your body.So this year we're making it our mission to encourage Australians to take their health seriously by committing to one more hour of sleep on World Sleep Day.If you’ve EVER purchased a koala mattress, or do so before midnight on Saturday, we’ve got some great news for you. We’re giving not one, or two but THREE people a full refund...

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Why CLEAN SLEEPING is the new clean eating.

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Why CLEAN SLEEPING is the new clean eating.

We’ve had clean eating, clean exercising and clean cooking but this has to be our favourite… clean sleeping. To most, sleep seems like a simple concept. Jump into bed, close your eyes and sleep.  There’s a fine science to achieving the perfect sleep, and Gwenyth Paltrow reckons she’s nailed it with her formula she refers to as clean sleeping, with ten hours being the ideal amount of hours of shut eye (according to Gwen, anyway!)  As Nutritional Scientist, Dr Laura Lefkowitz says “The simplest and most direct route to ageing gracefully, maintaining a slender waistline and enjoying glowing skin and lush...

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The 7 animals that need barely any sleep to survive.

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The 7 animals that need barely any sleep to survive.

We LOVE our sleep at Koala HQ… heck, we even made it into our careers. Whilst us humans adore a good snooze, did you know there are so many animals that need barely any sleep to function? We’ve done the hard yards for you and tracked them down – you’ll definitely be surprised by a few of these big players.   Elephants You’d think one of the largest animals in the entire animal kingdom would need a solid 10 hours sleep, but these gargantuan creatures lead a sleep life that most of us would cringe at. Only grabbing 3-4 hours...

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What does your bedtime say about you?

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What does your bedtime say about you?

There are a lot of things in life that can reflect our personality, but did you know that your bedtime can say a lot about you too? Whether you’re getting a full 9 hours sleep or barely surviving on 4, it’s time to find out what your bedtime says about your personality. 7pm – 9pm  Hey grandma, is that you? You’re the ‘grandparent’ in your group of your friends, and are always deemed the responsible one. You probably offer to be the sober one at parties to drive everyone home, and you love a good cup of tea. You might...

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The 6 sleepiest (and cutest!) animals in the WORLD

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The 6 sleepiest (and cutest!) animals in the WORLD

Feeling tired? Well, we all are thanks to Sunday being the Sleepiest Day of the Year. As daylight savings starts, we lose an hour, meaning we’re all a fair bit sleepier than normal. If you’re feeling angry, tired or maybe just annoyed, now you know why. To combat those feelings, we’ve found the 5 sleepiest animals in the world, to make you feel a bit better about yourself. Sure, as humans we need a solid 7-9 hours of sleep, but some of these animals need up to 18 hours sleep a day – not so lazy now, are we? 1....

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