Posts Categorized: Insomnia

Top Ten Tips to Overcome Insomnia

Have you ever spent the whole night battling to get to sleep, only to then fall into a deep sleep just as your alarm is set to go off? Have you ever tried to block out your thoughts or get rid of your anxious feelings in the middle of the night, only for them to… Read more »

Overcome Your Insomnia . . . By Staying in Bed!

Do you like getting out of bed in the middle of the night if you can’t sleep? If you’re anything like The Sleep School’s clients, the answer is most definitely “No” and you’re probably fed up of being told to do so. We all know that lying in bed stressing about the fact that you… Read more »

Effectiveness of The Sleep School Approach

  We have recently completed an in-house clinical study to evaluate the effectiveness of The Sleep School approach. We tracked the sleeping patterns of 14 chronic insomnia sufferers for one year, after attending a one- day workshop in central London. The results showed significant improvements across a wide range of sleep measures, with the majority… Read more »

Insomnia Cure – part 4

Build Yourself a Regular and Robust Sleeping Pattern Building Your New Sleeping Pattern ‘Build’ is the penultimate step in The Sleep School’s 5 step process and focuses on establishing a regular and robust sleeping pattern by strengthening the biological processes that regulate sleep. When you can’t sleep it is easy to adopt unhelpful coping strategies such as… Read more »

Insomnia Cure – part 3

Welcome Sleep Fears to Overcome Insomnia The Survival Response Your survival response is your body’s way of preparing itself for danger by readying you to either stand and fight or run in flight. Whilst such a response is great if you’re being attacked by a predator, it’s not helpful if you are trying to sleep. Unfortunately… Read more »

Insomnia Cure – part 2

Acceptance – the key to overcoming insomnia   For many people, the word ‘acceptance’ is commonly confused with the more negative state of being resigned. You are resigned to your insomnia if you think that you will never sleep properly again or that you have tried everything and nothing works for you, that your brain… Read more »

Insomnia Cure – part 1

Discover . . . why you need to stop ‘trying’ – to start sleeping   Chronic insomnia could be likened to struggling in quicksand, the more you struggle, the deeper down you go. To escape quicksand you need to first stop struggling and the same is true for insomnia. However, if it was this easy,… Read more »

How To Overcome Chronic Insomnia

Having trouble sleeping? Here’s a summary of my advice on overcoming chronic insomnia. You can also view how these tips have helped chronic insomniacs by watching me help a client live on ITV’s Daybreak here:     Definition – Insomnia involves a difficulty falling to sleep, maintaining sleep, waking too early or experiencing un-refreshing sleep…. Read more »

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