If you’ve ever felt that you ‘just didn’t have the time to sleep eight hours, but you’ll squeeze in what you can’, you’re not alone. Compared to 1949 when people got on average 7.9 hours per night, nowadays 35% of adults are not getting enough sleep - no more than 7 hours per night.
In modern-day life, artificial light has dramatically changed our living and working behaviours and we are more reliant on it than ever, even to the detriment of our health.
There’s a lot of wisdom in the saying ‘you are what you eat’. When it comes to sleep, what we fuel our body with during the day plays an important role in our bodies ability to then regenerate itself during our resting hours.
Our sleeping environment is where our days end and where they start. In between, we do that most important thing – sleep. Learn how different environmental aspects affect our sleep, sometimes without our knowledge, and what to do about it.
The physical protocol is designed to address key physical factors of concern that negatively impact sleep and the control mechanisms of sleep performance.
There’s nothing more frustrating than feeling tired and looking forward to a restful night's sleep, but then tossing and turning with repetitive thoughts of that argument you had that day looping through your head.
Insomnia is often thought of as trouble falling asleep. One form of it, called sleep-maintenance insomnia, is difficulty staying asleep, or waking too early and struggling to get back to sleep. The strategies in this protocol are primarily focused on the psychological aspect of insomnia.