21st January, 2020

The Times Sleep Guide 2020

By Max Kirsten
The Times Sleep Guide 2020

What works for getting a good night’s sleep? Your questions answered

A panel of experts will be joining us for a live Q&A to discuss insomnia and how to get a good night’s sleep on Tuesday, January 21 from noon to 2pm. Add your question in the comments to get involved.

The Times, January 13 2020,

When we asked our readers for their experiences of insomnia we were inundated with responses. “I believe lack of sleep has become an epidemic in current times,” wrote one reader. He was among many who said that their way of dealing with insomnia is to find distractions, which ranged from listening to the radio to cognitive behavioural therapy.But what actually works — and doesn’t — for getting a good night’s sleep? And how should you manage chronic insomnia?We’ll be bringing together sleep experts to answer your questions in a live Q&A in the comments. Leave your questions below the line now, and join us on January 21 between 12 noon and 2pm for the discussion.

Dr Neil Stanley is an independent sleep expert, the resident sleep expert at Sleepstation and the author of How to Sleep Well. He has been involved in sleep research for 37 years, having started his career at the Neurosciences Division of the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine. @drneilstanley

Max Kirsten is an award-winning sleep coach. He successfully treats insomnia at his sleep clinic in Knightsbridge, London. He has also just written his second book, How to Sleep, which is being published in October by Michael Joseph. He has developed a unique sleep-coaching approach to achieve better sleep that includes: cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acceptance commitment therapy for insomnia (ACT-I), combined with a form of “mindfulness”-based autogenic sleep training for insomnia. @Max_Kirsten @thesleepcoach

Kathryn Pinkham is the founder of the Insomnia Clinic, one of the UK’s specialist insomnia services. The Insomnia Clinic trains and provides a network of qualified insomnia specialists who are experts at working with people who suffer with poor sleep. @insomnia_clinic

Irshaad Ebrahim is a consultant neuropsychiatrist and medical director. In 2002 he founded the London Sleep Centre and in 2005 the Edinburgh Sleep Centre. His clinical interests include the treatment of patients with insomnia, parasomnias (behaviours in sleep), narcolepsy and memory disorders. @London_Sleep

Read the full article in The Times 21st January 2020 here