Why Sleeping Pills Don’t Work in the Long Run, and What to Do Instead

Below are the responses that I gave for an interview about sleeping pills and sleep strategies. I hope you enjoy: What makes sleeping pills so addictive? Sleeping pills, usually benzodiazepines (Temazepam, Valium) or benzodiazepine receptor agonists (Zolpidem, Zopiclone, Stilnox), are so addictive because they do help to lower our physiological and cognitive levels of arousal. Hyper-arousal, especiallyContinue reading “Why Sleeping Pills Don’t Work in the Long Run, and What to Do Instead”

What Are the Best Strategies For Improving Your Sleep?

For all of 2017, I tracked my sleep using a Sleep Diary. Looking back at the whole year of data, it is now possible to determine which intervention and variable led to the best sleep. Let’s have a look at the top 3 interventions for each sleep parameter, and the bottom 3 interventions too. WHATContinue reading “What Are the Best Strategies For Improving Your 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?”