The number 1 sleep improvement habit ​

The number 1 sleep improvement habit What’s the single most impactful thing you can do to improve your sleep? This is THE question I get asked in every TV interview, podcast, and company webinar I’m invited to. You’re probably thinking: Not looking at screens after 7 pm No caffeine after 2 pm A meditation or […]

The inner workings of insomnia

The inner workings of insomnia    (3-minute read)  In the first instance, your insomnia may have been caused by just one thing. A few sleepless nights because of work stress, an illness, menopause… But after a few months, the insomnia transforms into a long-term condition of its own. Now simply getting rid of the initial trigger […]

Don’t talk about sleep

Politics, sex, religion, and sleep… These are the subjects I’ve learned not to discuss in public. The last one is difficult… especially when, like me, you work in sleep. Most of the time, when asked what I do, I might say something along the lines of “I’m a doctor” or “I’m an academic,” because every […]

Resetting the Dysregulated Sleep Program

Resetting your dysregulated sleep program I can still recall Siobhan telling me how her sleep had completely fallen apart: “I’ve lost any control I had over my sleep… I was never a great sleeper, but now things are just unbearable. Even when I am completely exhausted, I’ll wake up in the night. Sometimes just an […]

Take back control: how to stop your insomnia wheel from spinning

Take back control: how to stop your insomnia wheel from spinning you Long-term, persistent insomnia type sleep problems are complex in their workings. But most importantly, they are extremely different in their mechanism, from short-term insomnia, which typically lasts only a few months. Sadly, this is something most people (doctors, media, health influencers etc. included) […]

My insomnia controls my life

My insomnia controls my life  When we have chronic illnesses and issues, our go to is to try to compensate and make life easier. And it’s the same with insomnia. What I see a lot of people do is cancel their obligations and only get through the day doing the bare minimum. No going to […]

What to tell a loved one suffering from insomnia

What to tell a loved one suffering from insomnia:  The first thing to tell them is that there is a way to resolve their sleep problem. It just might not be in the avenues that they are currently looking. And that’s not their fault! It’s because it is not very well publicised. But essentially, insomnia […]