Entries by Max Kirsten

Sleeping cats and dogs!

  Do cats dream of mice and men? Cats sleep on average 15 hours each day, which if you think about it is most of their lives spent sleeping. Have you ever wondered what cats dream about? Cats can sleep as much as 16 hours a day, and older cats spend even more time at […]

New Sleep Book

The sleep coach returns… after writing the sleep book.   I’ve just written my new sleep coach book on sleep and insomnia, the do’s and don’ts for a great night’s sleep. The journey of writing this book began when my new publisher Penguin Random House, asked me if I would be interested in writing my […]


    The importance of sleep cannot be understated, particularly for us runners. Certified Sleep Coach Max Kirsten takes us through the reasons behind this, and recommends steps you can take to get a better night’s sleep. The importance of sleep cannot be understated. As a sleep coach, most of my work involves helping people to overcome insomnia. […]

Does pain keep you awake at night?

Pain management for better sleep. You will need to work out if your lack of sleep is causing your pain? or if the pain is causing a lack of sleep? Then focus on whichever came first. Not sleeping properly can not only magnify but sometimes even generate pain signals. However, if you are one of […]

A to Z of Sleep Earplugs

A to Z of Sleep Earplugs Ear plugs are like cars, there are just so many different types! Not all insomnia and sleep problems are caused by anxiety. When I go through my MOT Sleep Survey to identify the root causes of a clients sleep difficulties, it will often identify either hyper-sensitivity to sound, with […]

Blinkist interview with The Sleep Coach

Blinkist Podcast Bonus: A “How-To-Sleep” Talk with The Sleep Coach – Max Kirsten, In this special bonus edition of the Blinkist Podcast, we talk to sleep specialist Max Kirsten. Max is a clinical hypnotherapist and an award winning sleep coach, and he’s worked with stars like Adele and Ewan McGregor. In the podcast, Max and Ben delve […]

5 Tips For A Great Nap Today

  Bad night’s sleep? Get Better Sleep. You’ll really want to read this on Power Naps. If you find yourself lacking in energy and drifting off in the daytime, or you’re someone who often works (or parties) very late into the night, you could benefit from taking short power naps.  Various Medical research shows that sleeping for a burst […]