Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain. It controls the body’s night and day cycles. Learn more here, including how melatonin levels can be adjusted.
The pineal gland is a very small gland in your brain and it is part of the body's endocrine system.
Could a pair of glasses help you sleep?
Body clock disorders and challenges like jet lag could possibly be helped by a special type of glasses that shine light into the wearer’s eyes.
Jet lag is the result of quickly crossing several time zones so your body’s natural sleep rhythms are disrupted. Here are some tips to minimise the symptoms of jet lag.
How to get a good night's sleep, according to science
Up to 40% of Australians don't get enough quality sleep, while poor sleep has been linked to chronic health conditions. Here are 6 tips for better sleep.
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.
Smart ways to keep your brain healthy and sharp
Mental decline starts before age 40. Here are smart ways to keep your brain healthy and help protect your brain against degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.
Endocrine glands and their hormones
The hormone system is the way in which one part of the body tells another part of the body to do something important. Find out more about different parts of the hormonal system.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that only appears at certain times of the year. Learn how treatment can make a difference.
Emotional changes in puberty
Find out more about the emotional ups and downs of puberty, how to navigate them and what support is available.