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?”

How to Become Deliberately Better at Anything

At the start of 2018, I launched an idea called Deliberately Better. Deliberately Better was created with two main aims in mind: It was intended to inspire people to believe in positive change, and It was meant to motivate others to want to put some tangible and small steps into place towards achieving their overallContinue reading “How to Become Deliberately Better at Anything”