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Tuesday 20 July 2021

30 Steps to Better Sleep: A 3-Part Video Series

For many people struggling with the difficulties of life, sleep disruption is one of the most troubling effects. It is also one of the biggest causes of feed-forward spirals. Poor sleep can cause lower energy during the day, poor concentration, flattened mood, increased proneness to stress, and much more. These in turn can make other problems worse: we avoid exercise, overuse caffeine to heighten daytime alertness (which itself can contribute to sleep problems that evening), make more errors at work, become less efficient, and engage in fewer of the activities that sustain us. 

Consequently, getting the sleep/wake cycle on track is often one of the most important targets of therapy. Speaking as a clinician, if a client and I do great work with every other aspect of their life but the sleep is still lousy, this can impose a significant brake on the benefits. Here are three videos on the subject of getting a good night's sleep, each offering 10 strategies that can really help. 

In the first video, we consider 10 things you might already be doing that could be contributing to the problem.


 In the second video, we consider 10 aspects of your bedroom that can help you get better sleep.


 The third video provides 10 effective habits that promote better sleep.