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Sleep Junkies spans the whole conversation about sleep. Interviews with sleep experts, thought-leaders and advocates talking about sleep-centric topics to do with health, science, culture, technology and the sleep industry.

Sleep Junkies spans the whole conversation about sleep. Interviews with sleep experts, thought-leaders and advocates talking about sleep-centric topics to do with health, science, culture, technology and the sleep industry.
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United Kingdom

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Sleep Junkies spans the whole conversation about sleep. Interviews with sleep experts, thought-leaders and advocates talking about sleep-centric topics to do with health, science, culture, technology and the sleep industry.

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English


Episodes

Solving sleep problems in school-age children

2/18/2019
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Episode Highlights [02:04] Introducing Professor Michael Gradisar [03:44] Dr Leon Lack and Flinders University special history of sleep education [05:38] Specialising in sleep interventions for school age children [08:36] What types of sleep problems do school age kids experience? [11:30] What is 'normal' sleep for school age kids, and when is it 'problematic'? [14:39] Sleep hygiene basics for children, caffeine and soft drinks [15:59] More sleep hygiene tips: naps, sleep routines,...

Duration:01:01:17

The impact of daylight saving time on sleep and circadian timing

2/11/2019
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Episode Highlights [02:45] Introducing Dr Miguel Meira e Cruz [04:13] Recent proposals to abolish Daylight Saving Time (DST) [06:11] The origins and history of Daylight Saving Time [09:33] Sleep is only one of the many functions affected by DST [11:27] How DST impacts on sleep loss and circadian disruption [12:24] The difficulty of making associations between DST and sleep loss [13:45] Why sleep-related road traffic accidents are worse than drunk driving accidents [14:52] Does DST affect...

Duration:00:30:55

What is CBT-I? Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia explained

2/4/2019
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Show highlights [02:04] introduction to Dr Lindsay Browning [03:51] the importance of a checking a sleep expert's credentials [08:49 ] the difference between counselling and cognitive therapy [11:19] intentional bias and how negative thoughts influence reinforce negative behaviors [15:00] how CBT-I has replaced sleeping pills as a recommended first-line treatment for insomnia [18:10] different CBT-I delivery systems: therapist, group therapy, online, self-directed [21:55] CBT-I group therapy...

Duration:00:58:16

The art and science of the power nap - with sports physician Kasper Janssen

1/29/2019
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Episode Highlights the different cultures of napping round the world the stigma of napping in the workplace how societal factors have changed the ways we've slept through the ages how naps fit in with consolidated sleep, biphasic sleep and polyphasic sleep sleep inertia and why some people feel lousy whenever they nap research which shows how naps improve learning and short-term memory a detailed step-by-step how-to guide to learning how to power nap In the 21st century, napping is making a...

Duration:00:48:59

Behind the Headlines: Sleep Research Roundup Dec 2018

12/22/2018
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With new scientific discoveries being reported in the news and media on almost a daily basis, it's often hard to keep up with all the latest findings, so join us as we select just 4 recent publications from the world of sleep science, exploring the studies themselves, but also the wider context that new sleep research is reported in the media. Episode homepage: https://sleepjunkies.com/podcast/sleep-research-roundup-dec-2018/ The four news stories we look at are: "Not just blue light, study...

Duration:00:46:24

5 mattress buying mistakes from bed industry veteran Jerry Chesire

12/13/2018
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Episode Highlights: 03:14 Introducing Jerry Cheshire the Beducator 05:48 The mattress industry from the 1990's to 'the disruptors' 08:25 Mattress types explained 10:19 The dominance of foam mattresses 12:19 Mistake #1: You don't try before you buy 18:22 Mistake #2: Assuming a firm mattress is best 24:07 Mistake #3: Choosing a mattress based on the number of springs 26:28 Mistake #4: Not checking the quality of the memory foam 32:53 Mistake #5: Not spending enough money We spend a third of...

Duration:00:37:28

Measuring the sleeping brain - EEG and the future of wearables - 003

12/5/2018
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Episode Highlights: 03:52 Description of ZMax platform 04:13 Zmax applications - research, lucid dreaming, neuro-feedback 07:47 What is EEG? 12:01 Misconceptions of 'brain-waves' 15:24 What is a hypnogram? 16:58 What is light sleep (N1 sleep)? 19:46 N2 sleep, K-complexes and sleep spindles 22:28 Slow wave (deep) sleep or N3 sleep 26:28 REM detection and lucid dreaming 31:15 Why a sleep cycles is not 90 minutes 32:33 Contrasting EEG sleep recording at home and in the sleep lab 32:33 The...

Duration:01:18:45

A video game to cure snoring?

12/3/2018
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Episode Highlights Introducing Dr Brian Krohn What is the Soundly app? Dr Brian Krohn explains his eclectic career Academia and business. Oil and water? Creating a research-led product From climate change research to sleep science A brief overview of snoring Sleep apnea, snoring and digeridoos – the research A ‘push-up’ for your breathing airway muscles Space invaders: how to gamify a clinical therapy Soundly: the clinical study How long does it take to work? Thoughts on the future of sleep...

Duration:00:36:15

Busting 7 common sleep myths with Dr Neil Stanley

11/30/2018
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Episode Highlights Introducing Dr Neil Stanley What is a sleep expert? Myth 1: Sleep is a passive activity Myth 2: The older you get the less sleep you need Myth 3: You can catch up with sleep at the weekends Myth 4: You can learn to be a morning person Myth 5: Teenagers are lazy and like to lie in bed in the mornings Myth 6: Snoring is harmless Myth 7: Alcohol is an effective sleep aid Join us on our inaugural podcast as we sift fact from the fiction and look at some of the most common...

Duration:00:57:49