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Learn to Sleep on Cue

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Episodes

Ep 19: Only If Needed

4/14/2019
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A nap can be good or bad for your nighttime sleep, it depends. A nap can also be a sign of a sleep disorder that may be causing some unexplained daytime sleepiness. In episode 19 of the Sleep On It! podcast, I share my thoughts about napping (which is different than “dozing” by the way). […]

Duration:00:09:30

Ep 18: The Cores of CBTI

4/8/2019
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What is the essence of CBTI? There are two: one is the core behavior, and the other is the core goal. The behavior leads to successfully reaching the goal. Have a listen to episode 19 of Sleep On It! to learn these two cores! ‘Til Morning, The Harpoleptic

Duration:00:12:19

Ep 17: Nocturnal Carpentry

4/3/2019
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Snoring is just flat-out disruptive. But not just to the person who has to put up with the sound. Snoring can often be a sign of a serious sleep disorder, especially if it’s moderately loud or intermittent: short periods of silence followed by the big snort and gasps. The good new is that it is […]

Duration:00:14:21

Ep 16: Got a Couch-Room?

3/29/2019
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The place where you sleep should be a sleeping paradise. Other than the fact that you’ll be spending about 1/3 of your life there, it is worth taking a little time to have a look around to make sure nothing is going to disrupt your sleep: street lights shining through windows, uncomfortable bedding, dust and […]

Duration:00:14:11

Ep 15: Insomnia Prevention?

3/25/2019
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Now that’s an enticing podcast episode title if I’ve ever seen one! The key is the question mark. In episode 15 of Sleep On It!, I go over basic sleep hygiene, and like dental hygiene or hand-washing hygiene, sleep hygiene is meant to keep a health problem (insomnia) from starting in the first place. This […]

Duration:00:12:53

Ep 14: Leaving the Bed

3/21/2019
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Everyone with on-going insomnia has been told, “if you can’t sleep in 20 minutes, get out of bed”. Most are also told to then, “do something boring”. I don’t like any of this. There is a much better way to know when it’s time to leave the bed, and it has nothing to do with […]

Duration:00:16:01

Interview with Dr Daniel Erichsen

3/18/2019
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I was recently interviewed by sleep specialist and friend Dr Daniel Erichsen at insomniainsight.co. Enjoy! Michael

Duration:00:17:42

Ep 13: Imagining Yourself To Sleep

3/15/2019
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People try all sorts of things to sleep. They try to clear their mind, breathe a certain way, read the most boring thing they can find, etc. None of this works because nothing PUTS you to sleep. Sleep happens, you don’t make it happen. But there is one thing that must happen for you to […]

Duration:00:09:20

Ep 12: Off Your Mind and Onto Paper

3/8/2019
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Fact: the human mind loses much of it’s ability to think rationally and logically when it has been awake for a long time. You may have noticed this as you lie in bed, awake and frustrated, trying to calm your mind to get to sleep. Why does this happen? And more importantly, can anything be […]

Duration:00:10:58

Ep 11: Unwinding Yourself

3/6/2019
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You know what’s between your active daytime self and you asleep? Being relaxed. Ahh yes. Being relaxed is the first step to being asleep – a prerequisite, but not a guarantee. And there are two sides to relaxation: physical (calm body) and mental (calm mind). It today’s podcast, I talk about some tried-and-true physical relaxation […]

Duration:00:09:52

Ep 10: Shedding Light on Light

3/4/2019
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Light at night is not natural, at least not a lot of it and not anything but incandescent (fire) light. Most of us reduce light in our homes at night (or least know we should), but the kind of light are using can have as big an impact on your sleep as the amount of […]

Duration:00:08:21

Ep 9: Get Up, Get Light, Get Active

2/28/2019
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In episode 9 of the Sleep On It podcast, I describe the rhythmic nature of sleep which, when lined up with the obvious natural sleepiness that builds the longer you are awake, helps you fall asleep at a consistent time each night. But lining up these two sleep drives isn’t done at bedtime. Have a […]

Duration:00:16:36

Ep 8: Sleep: Don’t Try It At Home!

2/25/2019
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In episode 8 of the Sleep On It! podcast, I go over the absolute most important thing for someone who has asked me for guidance with their sleep to keep in mind. It is something that must be fully understood and acknowledged. And the best part is that we all know what it is and […]

Duration:00:07:10

Ep 7: Last Steps Before CBTI

2/23/2019
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In episode 7 of Sleep On It!, I (eventually) get to 5 things to do/consider/understand prior to embarking on CBTI. For example, have you talked with your doctor about your sleep? Are there any simple/obvious things to take care of first? Are you even ready to make behavioral changes to improve your sleep? If so, […]

Duration:00:10:31

Ep 6: Just a Few Questions Ma’am

2/19/2019
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In episode 6 of Sleep On It! I go over the questions I like to ask of someone who asks for my help with his or her sleep. This can help characterize the type of sleep trouble the person is having and provide insight into which of the CBTI-based strategies might be most effective. It […]

Duration:00:20:23

Ep 5: Drop and Give Me 20!

2/15/2019
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In episode 5 of the Sleep On It! podcast, I talk about a way to make the most effective part (stimulus control) of the most effective way of overcoming insomnia (CBT-I) better. And it’s not doing a bunch of push-ups or joining the Army! It’s a really cool type of intensive sleep training, and it […]

Duration:00:11:32

CBT-I (Not “CBD Aye”)

2/12/2019
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In episode 4 of the Sleep On It podcast, I talk about how getting better at perceiving your sleep can be improved, how that leads to better sleep and less insomnia. The best way to do this is by using a collection of strategies designed to change behaviors, habits and thinking patterns about sleep called […]

Duration:00:11:45

At Least It Looks Cool!

2/9/2019
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Episode 3 of Sleep On It! podcast has me (“The Harpoleptic”) talking about sleep tracking with a wrist device, how that might actually not be good for people with insomnia (but they look cool!), and how there is no physical test for chronic insomnia (it’s subjective). Made some helpful adjustments to my microphone and software […]

Duration:00:08:27

The Big Sleep

2/4/2019
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In episode #2 of the Sleep On It! podcast, I describe how our body systems are definitely not in a “time out” while we sleep, especially in REM. Hear a very interesting quote from the author of Don Quixote. Blues harp sounding a little better!

Duration:00:06:23

Sleep On It! Podcast

2/3/2019
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I have decided to do a regular podcast called Sleep On It! I will be talking all things sleep: what we know about sleep, what we used to think sleep was, what happens during sleep, what happens to us with too little sleep, how to sleep better, and…me playing a little blues harmonica for bumper […]

Duration:00:05:55