Live Discussion with Dr Adrienne Heinz - 11th July 2018

Dr Heinz will be hosting a live online discussion here on Wednesday 11th July, from 8:00pm to 9:30pm British Summer Time or 3:00pm to 4:30pm US Eastern Daylight Time.

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Posted 5 Jul 2018 at 3:00 PM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    Dear Dr. Heinz,

    While i follow advise of a couple of the community that it can take months my sleep to get back to normal ESPECIALLY waking up refreshed and reinvigorated. I just completed the course and was allowed to extend my time from the restricted 6 six hours to 7.5 hours me allowing for awakenings and general feeling of tiredness where I had some times in the past week or so overslept.

    Are you content I am going in the right direction?

  • Sleepio Member

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    .... Further, I am despite increased sleep feel lethargic and not inclined to do anything too energetic. This can be worse following my main meal for the day which is usually mid to late morning.

    Mindful of this, when I feel energetic enough I endeavour to get my chores done before my main meal for the day!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Greetings Everyone! Dr. Adrienne Heinz here. I'm a clinical research psychologist and I look forward to answering your questions over the next 90 minutes.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks for checking in and sharing your concern here. The input of community members on this matter is in line with what we tend to see clinically. Sleep doesn’t become disrupted or “broken” overnight, and as such, the return to a “normal,” reliable, and consistent sleep schedule and the experience of restorative sleep returns gradually as well. It is common to experience ebbs and flows in sleep quality and efficiency. In the frustrating valleys of your journey to better sleep – it can be helpful to be gentle with oneself and remember that there will also be peaks to come. If however, your sleep consistently starts to deteriorate over the next few weeks – it will be important to return to the strategies we know are effective in recalibrating disrupted sleep (i.e., sleep restriction). Using your sleep diary will help in that regard as you can refer to data versus subjective feelings of tiredness.

    Regarding tiredness after meals, lighter meals with fewer carbohydrates may help mitigate the post-meal “haze.”

  • Sleepio Member

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    Hello was busy with other matters.

    Thank you for your input . With regards to meals I keep carbs to around minimum but, still can feel drowsy having started the day feeling fairly energetic.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks folks for joining us for the live session. I look forward to next time. Take good care!

  • Sleepio Member

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    No response ??

    Schedule says discussion is till 9:30pm!!

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