Ep 15: Insomnia Prevention?

Now that’s an enticing podcast episode title if I’ve ever seen one! The key is the question mark. In episode 15 of Sleep On It!, I go over basic sleep hygiene, and like dental hygiene or hand-washing hygiene, sleep hygiene is meant to keep a health problem...

Ep 14: Leaving the Bed

Everyone with on-going insomnia has been told, “if you can’t sleep in 20 minutes, get out of bed”. Most are also told to then, “do something boring”. I don’t like any of this. There is a much better way to know when it’s time...

Interview with Dr Daniel Erichsen

I was recently interviewed by sleep specialist and friend Dr Daniel Erichsen at insomniainsight.co. Enjoy! Michael http://media.blubrry.com/sleep_on_it/p/www.sleeponq.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/7D7D9455-1135-4176-99CD-FA28BA65CDBD.mp4Podcast: Play in new window |...

Ep 13: Imagining Yourself To Sleep

People try all sorts of things to sleep. They try to clear their mind, breathe a certain way, read the most boring thing they can find, etc. None of this works because nothing PUTS you to sleep. Sleep happens, you don’t make it happen. But there is one thing...

Ep 12: Off Your Mind and Onto Paper

Fact: the human mind loses much of it’s ability to think rationally and logically when it has been awake for a long time. You may have noticed this as you lie in bed, awake and frustrated, trying to calm your mind to get to sleep. Why does this happen? And more...

Ep 11: Unwinding Yourself

You know what’s between your active daytime self and you asleep? Being relaxed. Ahh yes. Being relaxed is the first step to being asleep – a prerequisite, but not a guarantee. And there are two sides to relaxation: physical (calm body) and mental (calm...

Ep 10: Shedding Light on Light

Light at night is not natural, at least not a lot of it and not anything but incandescent (fire) light. Most of us reduce light in our homes at night (or least know we should), but the kind of light are using can have as big an impact on your sleep as the amount of...

Ep 9: Get Up, Get Light, Get Active

In episode 9 of the Sleep On It podcast, I describe the rhythmic nature of sleep which, when lined up with the obvious natural sleepiness that builds the longer you are awake, helps you fall asleep at a consistent time each night. But lining up these two sleep drives...

Ep 8: Sleep: Don’t Try It At Home!

In episode 8 of the Sleep On It! podcast, I go over the absolute most important thing for someone who has asked me for guidance with their sleep to keep in mind. It is something that must be fully understood and acknowledged. And the best part is that we all know what...

Ep 7: Last Steps Before CBTI

In episode 7 of Sleep On It!, I (eventually) get to 5 things to do/consider/understand prior to embarking on CBTI. For example, have you talked with your doctor about your sleep? Are there any simple/obvious things to take care of first? Are you even ready to make...