The Sleep Coach School Podcast
Talking insomnia #54: Somniphobia made Marina think she was going crazy.

Talking insomnia #54: Somniphobia made Marina think she was going crazy.

April 16, 2021

As she had found so much hope in videos where others shared their journey, Marina decided to share her's, including her struggle with somniphobia. Her insomnia started when the process of falling asleep and being asleep, places where we have no control, became sources of anxiety and fear. Knowing that many others just like her experience this, but may not share it because they think it sounds too odd, Marina joined the channel to spread education and hope.

If you want to learn more about the school and myself, please head to www.thesleepcoachschool.com!

This content does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.

Episode #381: The wedge and the hammer

Episode #381: The wedge and the hammer

April 15, 2021

Do you find yourself wondering why you just can't sleep, why you can't control your anxiety and why you're feeling hopeless?

In this episode we introduce a new analogy where idealism, thinking there is a person with and ideal relationship with sleep, acts as a wedge and self-criticism as a hammer. We see that this creates a gap between who you are and who you think you should be that stands in your way of peacefulness, enjoying life and sleeping well.

Want to learn more about the school and myself? Head over to www.thesleepcoachschool.com!

This content does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.

Episode #380: How sleeping pills work and how to get the same effect without any tablets!

Episode #380: How sleeping pills work and how to get the same effect without any tablets!

April 14, 2021

Some of the most common questions on this channel are related to sleeping pills. Why is it that they work sometimes and not others? What do they do when they actually work? How come they stop working? In this episode we will see that the act of delegating the work of sleeping is what allows sleep to happen, with or without you taking a tablet!

Want to know more about my work or have a questions? Please visit www.thesleepcoachschool.com!

This content does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.

Open Class #93: To Elder, Jake, Fabien and Ellie

Open Class #93: To Elder, Jake, Fabien and Ellie

April 13, 2021

Elder believes he may have an unusual case of insomnia as it comes and goes for no particular reason. Jake is struggling with a wave of anxiety after having slept well for quite some time. Fabien wonders what to do with and active, intricate, thinking mind. Ellie feels she has lost something or some piece of knowledge.

If you would like to learn more about what I do and/or send a question to Open Class, please check out www.thesleepcoachschool.com!

This content does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.

Open Class #92: To Anon, Dominic, Perry & Nancy

Open Class #92: To Anon, Dominic, Perry & Nancy

April 12, 2021

Anon feels her body shutting down. Her doctors want her to take more meds but they only work for a few days. Dominic is starting a new job and wonders if he should wake up the same time every morning. Perry is considering bedtime tea but is feeling it's and hit and miss. Nancy has heard that if you dream during a nap it means you're extremely sleep deprived, is this true?

Want to submit a question for Open Class or see how you can work with me? Check out www.thesleepcoachschool.com!

 

Talking insomnia #53: How Alexey Guzey lifted a mountain of sleep anxiety by studying Why we sleep by Matthew Walker

Talking insomnia #53: How Alexey Guzey lifted a mountain of sleep anxiety by studying Why we sleep by Matthew Walker

April 9, 2021

In this key episode we have the great pleasure of talking to Alexey Guezey, who's 2019 essay on Why we sleep rocked the sleep universe. We talk about his unintended ascent to fame within the sleep community, the problems with Matt Walker's book, and the importance of truth and reality.

To connect with Alexey and see what he is up to, head over to www.guzey.com. If you’d like to check out his new non profit, check out www.newscience.org.

Episode #379: Do you really have to leave the bed when you aren’t sleeping?

Episode #379: Do you really have to leave the bed when you aren’t sleeping?

April 8, 2021

A very common recommendation, even from therapists and coaches, is that you leave the bed if you are awake at night. In this episode we explore three problems with this suggestion.

Firstly that the association between wakefulness and fear, not the linens or pillow cover, is what drives insomnia. Secondly that any goal oriented activity will lead to performance anxiety. And thirdly that association cannot be forced, they happen all by themselves when there are no rules or regulations. Just like sleep!

If you like what you hear in this podcast but would like a bit more support on your path to sleeping well? If so, head over to www.thesleepcoachschool.com and find out how we can work together!

Open Class #91: Anna guests the studio (!) answering questions about setbacks, depersonalization and the natural state of wellness.

Open Class #91: Anna guests the studio (!) answering questions about setbacks, depersonalization and the natural state of wellness.

April 7, 2021

An anonymous question comes in asking if it is normal to have setbacks months after doing well? Samuel asks for help. Lara wonders about depersonalization and lack of sleep. Daniel has a surge of anxiety after having tuned in to the channel for 2 years, what to do?

Want to learn more about what I do to help anyone struggling with sleep? Check out www.thesleepcoachschool.com! Thanks for tuning in :) / Daniel

Episode #378: The energizer bunny phenomenon

Episode #378: The energizer bunny phenomenon

April 6, 2021

In this episode we review an experience that can range from puzzling to scary - when you sleep less and less but still don't feel sleepy during the day. We see that this is yet another effect of hyperarousal and that the loop that produces this situation is reversed when you understand what's happening!

Wan't to learn more about how to work with me or have a question about your sleep? Head over to www.thesleepcoachschool.com!

Open Class #90: With Michelle! To Lara, Sunil and Chen

Open Class #90: With Michelle! To Lara, Sunil and Chen

April 2, 2021

Lara wakes up every two hours and wonders isn't sure that she even sleeps. Could this be a neurological disorder? Sunil is doing better but looking for more advice. Chen has had insomnia for 5 years and is experiencing fatigue, shakiness and intense neck tension. Could this be sleep related?

Have a question for Open Class? Want to learn about how to work with me? Head over to www.thesleepcoachschool.com! Be well!

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