Live discussion with Dr Vicki Creanor - 25th July 2018

Dr Creanor will be hosting a live online discussion here on Wednesday 25th July, from 8:15 to 9:45pm British Time or 3:15 to 5:45pm US Eastern Time.

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Posted 20 Jul 2018 at 2:04 PM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    My sleep has gone downhill after a period of improvement. It's easy to get in the habit of using sleeping pills periodically. I am affected by menopausal cycles in a major way. I can also feel discouraged about my sleeping problems. Any suggestions about how to maintain a hopeful attitude about sleep improvement?
    Thanks. Joan

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    Coaxed myself to ge to the park,second time for year, as kids off on holiday for a jog and work out on public gym. Felt somewhat exhausted. I usually workout when I feel good enough do you concur?

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    Hello and welcome to the live Sleepio discussion session. I will be here for the next 90 minutes to answer any questions about sleep or the Sleepio course…let's begin…

  • Sleepio Member

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    Hi and thanks for getting in touch. It can be tricky to stay positive when things get tough – especially when we are also sleep deprived. Often what we find is that, even if people's sleep has improved (even if just by a little), blips and setbacks can feel overwhelmingly negative. I would always look at how sleep used to be before it improved and then note down any positive changes you can see from that time to now. When we feel negative, it's hard to remember the positive changes that have happened – by noting them down, we can always have a look at them when feeling discouraged.

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    Hi there – there is lots of evidence out there now to suggest that exercise is strongly connected to our mood, so I would always recommend a regular exercise routine to maintain healthy mental health. Exercise is a helpful way to stay awake during the day when we feel sleepy after a bad night's sleep. It is also a good way to tire out the body for that night's sleep. The only time it's not too helpful is when strenuous exercise is done too close to bedtime as it stimulates the body too much. Hope that answers your question?

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    That's all for this evening folks – a very quiet session tonight! Speak to you again soon…

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