Sunday, 28 July 2019

Dr Guy Meadows : The Sleep School - Part 2

Season 3 Episode 2

I was so pleased to have Guy as a guest - he's such an inspiration. This episode is packed with goodies. We discuss The Sleep School's approach to working with organisations, tracking devices and Guy generously offers a bumper selection of takeaways. I also get some personal advice on my coffee consumption which might be useful to more of the P-Soupers.



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Show Notes

You can find The Sleep School website here with links to their blogs and apps. 

If you're on the itunes or google play store just search for The Sleep School - there is an app for Insomnia and an app for professionals.

Some great quotes from Guy

"It's the most powerful natural performance enhancer known to human kind."

"Sleep is what makes us brilliant during the day."
Takeaway Top Tips
  • Make sleep a priority
  • Have catch up nights
  • Avoid the long lie-ins to avoid social jetlag
  • Keep your sleep pattern regular
  • 87% of people could now be considerd to be "shift workers" - because of the impact of their lives which results in irregular sleep patterns
  • Stimulants - Not anti-coffee - but try to frontload in the morning


Sunday, 21 July 2019

Dr Guy Meadows : The Sleep School - Part 1

Welcome to Season 3 Episode 1. It's the first part of my conversation with Dr Guy Meadows - co-founder and clinical director of The Sleep School.

We hear about Guy's background in sleep research and insomnia and what led to the formation of The Sleep School. It's fascinating to hear the series of events that began in the sleep laboratories of Imperial College. There's a glimpse into some of their research and an insight into the behavioural science behind The Sleep School.

Guy noticed that "the more people struggle to get to sleep the more awake they became".  Once he discovered ACT everything began to slot together. 


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Radio Public


Check out The Sleep School

Survey of 25000 working age adults in UK - 51% didn't know what to do to improve their sleep.
Half of that population were sleeping between 5 and 6 hours.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Bonus Episode - Season 3 Preview

Yes! I've decided, given that there's been a natural break, that it's the ideal moment to launch a new chapter - Season 3 is on its way!

In this Bonus Episode - I reflect briefly on the events of the last few months - primarily the death of my dear Mum. The photo is of some of the flowers from her funeral. I'll talk more about my experience of grief in a future episode. I also provide a glimpse of some of my plans for Season 3. Knowing that my Mum was so proud of my work helps to remind me of what's important.

Next week's Episode (the first of Season 3) is an interview with Dr Guy Meadows - the co-founder and clinical director of The Sleep School.


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