Are you an expert in the sleep community? Do you want to help sensitive sleepers how to sleep better? Write for us and bond with sensitive sleepers around the world!

Tired and can’t sleep? Get more vitamin D. This is why and how.

Let’s get the basics right to start with. Vitamin D is actually a hormone rather than a vitamin (1).  The body makes most of the vitamin D it needs; only about 10% comes from our food! Did you know this? I certainly didn’t. We get most of this vitamin from sun, so there’s no accident it’s called the [...]

Continue Reading

10 tips to stop over-thinking and start sleeping

We sensitive sleepers are very good at (over)-thinking (read: worrying and stressing which are the biggest reasons for poor sleep) but sometimes not so good at taking an action. Why? Because change is hard. Change is hard for an individual as it is for a company, not to speak about a nation in a recession. [...]

Continue Reading

Is lack of sleep, or poor sleep quality, impacting your emotional eating levels?

We all know that lack of sleep or poor sleep quality can leave us feeling cranky, stressed and lethargic. Tiredness, stress, and exhaustion can often lead us to reach for a snack in order to get an energy boost, when really our bodies are letting us know that we need a rest or some down-time. We [...]

Continue Reading

Holidaying with insomnia. This is how to do it right.

If you suffer with poor sleep, it is no excuse just to stay at home, and surround yourself with stiff routines and good-old-stuff. The moment sensitive sleepers start living like prisoners in their own homes, is the moment insomnia has won, not just a battle, but a war. Home becomes your cage. If we want to [...]

Continue Reading

What to do when insomnia creeps back?

Life is weird. The positive irony is that the most expected thing happens when you least expect it. When I launched this blog a few months back (and came out from my insomnia-forever-closet) my feelings went on a rollercoaster. First it was: fear, fear, fear. Then: WTF, WTF, WTF. And finally: free, free, free. And the end result? I sleep [...]

Continue Reading

Smart Sleep Tips: Kiwi

Can kiwi be the new super-food for sleep? Kiwi is a pretty standard ingredient in our kitchens. It’s loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidant properties, which helps boost immune system function and enhance cell protection and repair. Studies also point to the high fibre and potassium-rich kiwi as a possible aid to heart health and [...]

Continue Reading

Restore and renew: Legs up the wall step by step

This is my top thing to do to restore and renew my mind and body. Nothing else comes even close. I close the door, tune in to my favourite music and set myself ready for legs-up-the-wall (Viparita Karani). I place a lavender-scented eye bag across my brow, put my hands on my side, exhale long and peacefully, and [...]

Continue Reading

Stop the winter blues: This is how you beat SAD

Winter is here and the darkness is overwhelming. Not getting enough natural light every day is a well justified worry. Anxiety, mood changes, sleep problems, tiredness, irritability, overeating, panic attacks, dampen spirits are all symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This condition is experienced in various degrees of intensity by millions of people, particularly those living in the [...]

Continue Reading

Not good for sleep: Stress

Stress and especially stress related to work is one of the key reasons for poor sleep. There’s nothing wrong loving work, in fact I think that working is healthy and rewarding but thinking about emails in the wee hours is the antithesis of healthy working. Work, at its best, provides routines that make evenings feel [...]

Continue Reading

Top 10 healthy props for better sleep

When I had my darkest, deepest and most devastating insomnia bout, I was highly sensitive in every imaginably way. I couldn’t tolerate any noise, deviating temperatures, light, disappointments, arguments, setback, bad news, stress… well it looks like I could go forever so let’s stop here. However, there were some critical props that gave me comfort, [...]

Continue Reading