Sleep Medicine Recommends Only Five Strategies for Insomnia

If you have tried my sleeping tips from the prior article and your sleep is still problematic, there are several things that you can do. The safest option is to go and see your medical doctor or GP and get a referral to a Sleep Physician. They will be able to do a more comprehensiveContinue reading “Sleep Medicine Recommends Only Five Strategies for Insomnia”

If Your Sleep is Wrecked, Try This

Sleep is the third and final pillar of health, alongside nutrition and exercise. The summary I will provide you below will hopefully give you enough understanding to see if sleep is an issue for you. It should help you to gain knowledge so that you can see what is going on for you. Finally, it willContinue reading “If Your Sleep is Wrecked, Try This”

Which Strategies Does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia Have?

Chronic sleep problems such as insomnia do not go away without appropriate treatment1. Once people start to sleep poorly, they tend to develop ways of thinking and behaviours around sleep that worsen their problems over the long run2. Fortunately, cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) can improve your sleep, as it directly targets these unhelpful thoughtsContinue reading “Which Strategies Does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia Have?”

The Importance of Sleep for Good Mental Health

Sleep difficulties are a feature of nearly every mental health difficulty, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use issues, bipolar disorder and psychosis or schizophrenia. Take Depression for example. Up to 90% of individuals with Depression have sleep difficulties, and two out of every three have significant enough sleep problems to also have a diagnosis ofContinue reading “The Importance of Sleep for Good Mental Health”

Can You Improve Your Sleep By Going to a Sleep Retreat?

Just the other week, I was featured in the Daily Telegraph and the Herald Sun on sleep retreats. It was weird because I had been planning on running some sleep retreats but hadn’t yet. Stranger still, I hadn’t told anyone about my idea yet, and it was the first article that I have been mentionedContinue reading “Can You Improve Your Sleep By Going to a Sleep Retreat?”