My 8 Easy Steps to 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 Steps to Improved Sleep”

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?”