17th March is usually famous for being St Patricks Day but it’s also World Sleep Day.
You might wonder why we need to focus a day of the year on sleep, when it’s something we all need and hopefully all do. In fact, poor sleep is a global problem with many countries reporting insomnia and sleep deprivation. In the UK only 38% of people would describe themselves as good sleepers according to one report. According to the Global Sleep Study women are twice as likely to have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep than men.
I talk about this and more in my book Answers in the Dark: Grief, Sleep and How Dreams Can Help You Heal. The book aims to join the dots between our sleep, dreams and our mental health, specifically how grief shows up, even if no one has died. I explore some of the big myths of sleep, offer a Sleep Cycle Repair Kit including mindfulness activities as well as some top tips to help you decode your dreams.
You can find out more in the video below or order on Amazon.