How To Sleep Better
Get your beauty sleep
Sleep is as critical to our well being as food, water or shelter, however over 40% of people suffer from issues with sleep. Fall short on your sleep and research has shown that it can take a serious toll on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance and even your weight. Here we look at why we sleep, the importance of sleep and how lifestyle changes can make a world of difference to your sleep quality. Improve your sleep and improve the quality of your life.
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A compilation episode which draws on the wealth of knowledge from 5 expert guests who have previously spoken to LBLM about sleep. This episode discusses the importance of sleep and pulls together some of the most actionable tips to help improve the quality of your sleep.Play
( 38 mins)
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by Professor Russell Foster, Professor Richard Wiseman and comedian Katy Brand as they attempt to get to grips with the science behind Robin’s insomnia. They’ll be asking why we sleep, is 8 hours really enough, and why has every creature on the planet evolved with some period of inactivity? They’ll also be investigating the purpose of dreams ?
Essential Oil Diffuser
This VicTsing 150ml Essential Oil, Aromatherapy Diffuser produces cool, aromatic mist for up to nine hours. Just add water and a few drops of your favourite aromatherapy oil to create a calm and restful mood in any room. Available from Amazon here.
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Like a growing number of people, Simon Parkin suffered from insomnia for years. After dozens of failed techniques, he finally found one that worked. Listen to the first 19 mins of the podcast to hear his story. For more more details read his piece in the Guardian – ‘Finally A Cure For Insomnia’ in the article section of this Pod.Play
The Sleep Lab new podcast series for 2020. In this first episode, Psychologist Dr Julie Smith speaks to Dr Kat Lederle who has spent over 15 years of her life studying the body clock and sleep and their effects on behaviour and wellbeing. Kat discusses the impact sleep deprivation can have on people and shares her advice on how people can improve their sleep & bedtime routine.Play
Dr Chatterjee talks to elite sports sleep coach and author of the book Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps… and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind, about his unique journey to coaching world famous sports teams, on improving performance through sleep patterns and on daily actionable tips for everyone.Play
Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep — and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep’s impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code — as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.Watch
Roffie White Noise Machine
Roffie N500 White Noise Machine sound calming sleep aid, with 30 natural sounds creating a comfortable environment for high-quality sleep. Available from Amazon here.
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It’s 4am, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep? Shai Marcu defends the latter option, showing how sleep restructures your brain in a way that’s crucial for how our memory works.Watch
With the tips, habits and sleep hacks in this video, you can learn how to sleep better naturally, fall asleep fast and most importantly – stay asleep. You have a lot more control over your sleep quality than you may realise. So before you grab a sleeping pill remember that the fix is often times within your control.Watch
Soundbloc Ear Plugs
Ear plugs for sleeping by Soundbloc. Custom fit, noise reduction, reusable soft silicone earplugs. Available from Amazon here.
Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages — and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.Watch
A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, there’s a lot that can interfere with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as well. Here are 10 reasons why good sleep is important. Healthline.Read Article
We know we’re supposed to get enough sleep, and we really try. But we also know it’s often easier said than done. Luckily, there are a handful of helpful tips and tricks experts swear by, to combat sleep problems both big and small. Whether they’ll help you get into bed more relaxed or get out of bed more rested, Sarah Klein has compiled a definitive list of all the best sleep tips. For The Huffington Post
Long Read. We are living through an epidemic of sleeplessness, but the medical establishment has largely ignored the problem. Can a radical new therapy help you get some sleep? Simon Parkin for the Guardian.Read Article
The Insomnia Clinic
Do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are? Are you taking sleeping pills? Do you wake frequently through the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock? Do you feel sleepy and lethargic during the day? If that’s you, you’re not alone and The Insomnia Clinic is here to help you.Read More
Headspace-Meditation for sleep
Healthy sleep has more to do with quality of rest than quantity of hours. Sleep meditations help create the inner conditions needed for a truly restful night. Because when we settle the mind, we rest the body—and that restfulness is what makes it easier to wind down and drift off.
Sleep: Change the way you sleep with this 90 minute read
In this ground-breaking book, the elite sports sleep coach Nick Littlehales debunks many myths around sleep, Nick introduces the reader to many new concepts.Read More
The Sleep Council
The Sleep Council is an impartial, advisory organisation that raises the awareness of the importance of a good night’s sleep to your health. Supplying advice and support – wake up to sleep with the Sleep Council.Read More
The Sleep Book
How to sleep well every night by Guy Meadows.Read More