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Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can affect your mood and how you think. Learn more about symptoms and treatments for insomnia.

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Insomnia Program

Insomnia Program from This Way Up teaches you effective, step-by-step strategies for managing chronic sleep difficulties with our practical and free online program for insomnia.

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Safe use of sleeping pills

Sleeping pills are drugs designed to help you fall asleep or stay asleep, such as in the treatment of insomnia. Learn more about the types and associated risks.

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Temazepam is a medicine generally used to treat sleeping problems or insomnia by slowing brain activity. It requires a prescription by a doctor.

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How to get better sleep, according to science

Nearly half of Australian adults don't get enough quality sleep. Here are 6 tips for better sleep and the causes of poor sleep to avoid.

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Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders can seriously affect your health and safety. Find out more about managing sleep disorders.

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Antihistamine medications help ease allergy symptoms. Read more about how they're used to treat conditions like hay fever and asthma.

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Quick read: Understanding long COVID

Long COVID is where symptoms of COVID-19 remain, or develop long after your acute illness, and can last for weeks or sometimes months.

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Sleep Ninja app

Sleep Ninja® is a free, evidence-based smartphone app shown to be effective in helping young people with sleep problems.

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ADHD medicines

There are a few different types of medicine that you can use to help you manage ADHD. Read more about the types, benefits and side effects.

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