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The Sleep Seekers Offerings
This episode gives you an overview of all the programmes, services and products that Sleep Seekers currently has to offer to help you to promote or restore good quality, natural sleep. I also give you an insight into what we are working on and developing for the future.
In this episode I give you an introduction to me and my work with sleep as well as the work I do in other areas of mental health and wellbeing. I explain my reasons for starting the podcast as well as why my work and my offers are split into two separate businesses - Sleep Seekers and Managing Minds.
How can I improve my sleep?
THE POWER OF WINDING DOWN BEFORE BED.
Today's episode gives you an explanation of why wind down time is so important. I talk about the four main benefits you can expect to see in your sleep when you get wind down time right.
How to effectively wind down before bed
Do you know what the number one purpose of wind down time is? Do you know what makes your time before bed effective or not? These are the questions I'm addressing in this episode all about how to effectively wind down before bed.
What are the 3 biggest mistakes before bed?
Can you guess the 3 mistakes I see people making the most often when it comes to how they use their time before bed? The things that are likey to be sabotaging sleep rather than supporting it. Could you be guilty of some or maybe even all 3 of them? Let’s find out in this episode.
Distraction vs Relaxation:
HOW ONE SUPPORTS AND THE OTHER SABOTAGES YOUR SLEEP
Do you know the difference between distraction and relaxation? And do you know the difference these two states make to your sleep? Its time to find out in today's podcast episode.
Exhausted Vs Relaxed
HOW GOING TO SLEEP IN THESE TWO STATES IMPACTS YOUR SLEEP ALL NIGHT
Do you know if you are exhausted or relaxed when you go to sleep? Did you know that depending on which one you are can have a big impact on the quality of your sleep and also how long you stay asleep? Let’s explore this in today's episode.
What makes a good evening routine?
THE 4 ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS
There are 4 components to your wind down time and covering each effectively means you are optimising this part of your day to prepare you mind and body in the best way possible for sleep. These 4 components make up my model, The S.A.F.E Sleep Formula - I will talk you through it in todays episode.
The power of a brain dump for sleep
Have you ever done a brain dump? It can be such a valuable tool and I advocate for using one at the end of every day as part of your wind down time. Find out why, and how to do it in this episode.
How do I make an evening routine
HOW THE WIND DOWN JOURNAL CAN HELP YOU STAY CONSISTENT
Do you try to create better evening routines but it fizzles out pretty quickly? Would you like to improve your habits before bed to set you up for good sleep and support your overall wellbeing? The wind down journal can help - let me explain in today's podcast episode.
Tiers of wind down
HOW TO CREATE A FLEXIBLE WIND DOWN ROUTINE THAT CHANGES WITH YOUR NEEDS
All days are not created equal so all wind down time should not be created equal either. In today’s podcast I explain how to create flexible wind down time that changes with your needs and protects your sleep from the ups and downs of life.
The Gender Sleep Gap
A SPECIAL EPISODE FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Have you heard of the gender sleep gap? We have all know about the gender pay gap but no one really talks about the sleep gap. In this episode I talk about the statistics, the reasons for the gap and what we can do about it.
Should you worry about screen time before bed?
Have you heard? You should limit your screen time before bed. You would have had to be living under a rock not to have heard this advice. But how many people actually do it? And is it actually that important for your sleep? In this week’s podcast episode, I am talking all about screen time before bed.
The magic of sleep
A SPECIAL EPISODE FOR WORLD SLEEP DAY
In this episode I talk about some of the amazing things that sleep does for us to support both our physical and psychological health … and what happens when we are not getting enough of it! I think it’s mind-blowing to understand what’s really happening when you are off in the land of nod.
What can I do to relax before bed?
Do you ever wonder what the best things to do before bed would be to give you the best chance of a good night’s sleep? In today’s podcast episode, I am sharing 21 ideas for activities to incorporate into your wind down time. I hope it gives you some fresh ideas and you can reconnect with the simple pleasures of that golden time to yourself before bed.
How does stress affect sleep?
Most people know that stress can affect sleep, but do you know how? Do you know the different ways that stress can show itself in your sleep? In this episode I will explain all the different indicators that suggest stress is interfering in the quantity or quality of your sleep.
What is the sleep - stress cycle?
Have you heard of the sleep - stress cycle? It is normal and expected for sleep to be impacted by stress here and there but when you get stuck in a sleep - stress cycle it can cause big problems for your every day life and functioning, and even lead to much bigger problems.
The different types of stress that affect sleep
Stress comes in all different shapes and sizes. It is one word we use to describe a whole range of experiences and causes - all of which can be affecting your sleep. In this episode I want to unpick the different types of stress to help you to perhaps better understand your experience and perhaps acknowledge what you are actually dealing with.
The 4 keys to managing stress
Would you like a simple framework to guide you in considering how you could reduce or better manage a stressful situation in your life? That’s what I am sharing with you on today’s episode.
Should I use a sleep tracker?
Sleep trackers have become so popular in recent years. I get asked a lot - ‘should I use a sleep tracker?’ so I’m going to tell you my thoughts in this episode.
Should I have a clock in my bedroom?
The idea that you shouldn’t have a clock in the bedroom has been a regular message within some of the mainstream sleep hygiene advice in recent years and it is something I find many people worry about. I have a different perspective to a lot of the mainstream advice - I will share it with you in today’s episode.
Every night is a fresh start
One of the most important things I find myself regularly reminding people of is this - every night is a fresh start. It is a really important perspective to hold on to. I’m going to talk all about it in today’s episode.
Ready for a September reset?
Are you ready for a September reset? Do you want to get some good routines in place to take you through the next few months? I’m certainly in this headspace. If you are too then today's episode is for you.
Great thoughts to go to sleep on
Do you use bedtime affirmations? Have you used affirmations as part of your wind down time or to help improve your sleep? We are going to talk all about this today and I’m going to give you loads of suggestions that you might like to try
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