5 ways sleep impacts your peak performance

Our ability to perform at our peak each day is very much affected by how we sleep at night. This is not just about how many hours sleep we get, but how refreshed we feel in the morning and how much mental energy we have for our work in the daytime. In this video I talk you through the 5 …

World Sleep Day 2019 | How Sleep Impacts Aging

Every year now we have a World Sleep Day. This year it was March 15th, and I was delighted to be involved as a delegate for the second year running. Each year the World Sleep Day has a theme – this year being Healthy Sleep, Healthy Aging. Where we have gaps in our knowledge is in understanding how to achieve …

How to overcome stress-induced insomnia – Your 5 Step Guide

If you struggle to sleep at night, and you feel that this problem is fueled by the stress in your daytimes, then you will be very familiar with the vicious cycle. Being under pressure during the day can mean you come home wired, then you aren’t able to get to sleep, or when you do perhaps you wake up during …

Top 5 sleeping habits of highly successful people that actually work

If peak performance and being successful is important to you, then I’m sure you already know on some level that getting restorative sleep every night plays a key role in your ability to function highly during the day. While many people know this on an intellectual level, they aren’t currently getting the good quality sleep they need during the week. …

How long does insomnia last?

In this post, and in the video below, I explain the difference between short-term and long-term insomnia or sleep problems, and what you can do to help yourself and overcome it. Whether you have been experiencing badly broken sleep for a couple of weeks or much longer affects how you react to it, and how we approach resolving it, so …

What are the causes of insomnia ?

If you are struggling with insomnia right now, then I’m sure you would love to know what causes it, as understanding your triggers allows you to make the right changes to get your sleep back. But of course, when you are already tired from a lack of sleep, going into detective mode can feel like a lot of work. I’d …

How to Decorate Your Bedroom for Great Sleep Every Night

If your bedroom is more of a general purpose room that happens to have your bed in it, than a space dedicated to sleep and relaxation, then this has a bigger effect on your sleep issues than most people realise. When you have work items, things that evoke emotional memories, or even just general clutter in the bedroom, it can …

How to set up an effective and practical bedtime routine

Today I want to share with you my best advice for getting to sleep faster, and being able to replicate this night after night. This is all about how you handle the transition from day to night, both physically and mentally. The ability to switch off in the evening is the first pillar of great, healthy sleep. If you struggle …

How much sleep do you really need to function at your best?

One of the factors that affect how much sleep you really need is your age. Generally we need a little less when we reach 65 years of age and over. But here’s something that might surprise you. Another factor that affects our need for sleep is the type of tiredness we are experiencing the most during the day. In this …