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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

The impact of daylight saving time on sleep and circadian timing

2/11/2019
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Last year, the European Union proposed putting a permanent end to Daylight Saving Time (DST), the twice yearly practice of changing the clocks in order to maximise the amount of daylight during longer winter evenings. But apart from the discussion around the economic advantages or disadvantages of DST, there's been little public debate, or enquiry into what's arguably a much more important factor - the widespread health impacts of disrupting our circadian clocks twice a year. The most...

Duration:00:30:55

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

2/4/2019
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CBT-I (cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia) has in recent years become a first line recommended treatment in many countries for treating sleep problems that would have previously been tackled with prescription meds. The reason for the rise in popularity of CBT-I is that studies have repeatedly shown positive, lasting effects that when patients successfully complete a course of treatment. CBTI combines a suite of psychological and behavorial tools and techniques, and is designed to...

Duration:00:58:16

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

1/29/2019
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In the 21st century, napping is making a resurgence. A mounting body of research is slowly starting to counter the age-old stigmas that napping is something fit only for pre-schoolers, the elderly, or the work-shy. Some of the world's biggest companies like Google are embracing this sleep science as a means of boosting productivity, creative thinking, memory, cognition and combatting the general effects of fatigue in the workplace. In addition, the world of elite sports is starting to...

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,...

Duration:00:46:24

5 mattress buying mistakes from bed industry veteran Jerry Chesire

12/13/2018
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We spend a third of our lives in bed so choosing the right mattress is vital to ensuring your get the best quality sleep. We chat with Jerry Cheshire - aka the Beducator - about 5 common mistakes people make when shopping for a new mattress. The mattress industry was revolutionised when Casper introduced the 'bed in a box' business model in 2014, offering competitive pricing and doorstep mattress delivery, all at the click of a button. But the convenience of buying online comes with a...

Duration:00:37:28

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

12/5/2018
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A wide ranging and in-depth talk with Curzio Vasapollo about the practicalities and challenges of measuring the sleeping brain using EEG (electroencephalography). We also discuss what happens in a sleep lab vs tracking your sleep at home, consumer wearables, AI, biotech and loads more. Episode Homepage: https://sleepjunkies.com/podcast/measuring-the-sleeping-brain/ This episode's guest: Curzio (Kurt) Vasapollo is the inventor of Zmax, an EEG-based sleep acquisition tool for monitoring...

Duration:01:18:45

A video game to cure snoring?

12/3/2018
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Jeff Mann talks with Soundly CEO Dr Brian Krohn about snoring, innovation, digeridoos and space invaders.. amongst other other stuff Way back in 2013, I wrote about a fascinating but bizarre sleep study which proved that playing the digeridoo was an effective alternative therapy for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Episode Homepage: https://sleepjunkies.com/podcast/brian-krohn-soundly-snoring-app/ I forget about this diverting piece of research until I met Brian Krohn...

Duration:00:36:15

Busting 7 common sleep myths with Dr Neil Stanley

11/30/2018
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Join us on our inaugural podcast as we sift fact from the fiction and look at some of the most common myths and misconceptions about sleep and sleep health. Joining us is Dr Neil Stanley, who has spent over 30 years involved in sleep research. Here's a run down of what you can expect to hear: Episode homepage: https://sleepjunkies.com/podcast/busting-sleep-myths/ This episode's guest: Dr Neil Stanley has been been involved in sleep research for over 30 years, and describes himself plain...

Duration:00:57:49