My 8 Easy Guidelines for Improved Sleep

My Sleep Research Being part of an innovative sleep research team was what led me to do my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Monash University. Professor Shantha Rajaratnam is a world-leading expert in Chronobiology and has received major grants for his research. His results have been published in excellent journals, and I knew that I wantedContinue reading “My 8 Easy Guidelines for Improved Sleep”

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

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

Would Being More Creative Improve Your Sleep?

The twenty-fourth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine their impact on sleep is creativity. I will see if using mindfulness colouring books, doing jigsaw puzzles or playing on DJ decks can have a substantial effect on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy orContinue reading “Would Being More Creative Improve Your Sleep?”

Can Doing Yoga or Pilates Regularly Assist Sleep?

The twenty-third variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine their impact on sleep is yoga and pilates. I will see if doing yoga or pilates in the early evening can have a substantial effect on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult IContinue reading “Can Doing Yoga or Pilates Regularly Assist Sleep?”

Could Sensory Deprivation Float Tanks Help Your Sleep?

The twenty-second variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine their impact on sleep is float tanks. I will see if having two sensory deprivation floats in a week can have a substantial effect on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I foundContinue reading “Could Sensory Deprivation Float Tanks Help Your Sleep?”

Do Hot Baths, Steam Rooms or Saunas Improve Sleep Quality?

The twenty-first variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is heat and water. I will see if having a sauna, spa or steam session in the evening could assist sleep quality. I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategyContinue reading “Do Hot Baths, Steam Rooms or Saunas Improve Sleep Quality?”

Can Music Help You to Relax at Night and Sleep Better?

The twentieth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is music. I will see if listening to music before bed can help me to wind down and feel sleepy earlier, and if listening once I am in bed helps me to get off to sleep quicker. Continue reading “Can Music Help You to Relax at Night and Sleep Better?”

Would a Regular Massage During the Day Improve Your Sleep at Night?

The nineteenth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is massage. I will see if having three deep tissue massages in a week can have a substantial effect on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategyContinue reading “Would a Regular Massage During the Day Improve Your Sleep at Night?”

Could Aromatherapy Improve Your Sleep?

The eighteenth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is aromatherapy. I will see if candles or essential oils can have a substantial effect on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategy to implement, and whatContinue reading “Could Aromatherapy Improve Your Sleep?”

The Best Relaxation Strategies for Great Sleep

The twelfth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is relaxation. I will see if abdominal breathing, progressive muscle relaxation or imagery have a positive effect on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategy to implement,Continue reading “The Best Relaxation Strategies for Great Sleep”