The place where you sleep should be a sleeping paradise. Other than the fact that you’ll be spending about 1/3 of your life there, it is worth taking a little time to have a look around to make sure nothing is going to disrupt your sleep: street lights shining through windows, uncomfortable bedding, dust and allergens, snoring bed-partners…all can sabotage your efforts to sleep better.
In episode 16 of Sleep On It!, I’ll help you identify any potential culprits in and around your sleeping area. Like your furry little crepuscular friend pawing at your nose while you sleep!
Everyone with on-going insomnia has been told, “if you can’t sleep in 20 minutes, get out of bed”. Most are also told to then, “do something boring”. I don’t like any of this.
There is a much better way to know when it’s time to leave the bed, and it has nothing to do with time. And it’s not boring (or at least doesn’t need to be). Have a listen to episode 14 of my Sleep On It! podcast to discover the best way to do this most fundamental (and highly effective) part of CBTI!
I was recently interviewed by sleep specialist and friend Dr Daniel Erichsen at insomniainsight.co.