This week on Food for Thought I have Dr Guy Meadows talking with me about sleep, the associated health issues that are linked with not having enough for both adults and children are extensive, in fact research is now starting to show that it can be linked with every chronic health condition. We talk extensively about the health impacts particularly our busy schedules have and around the research concerning children’s development and lack of getting to bed early due to all the devices they tend to use. A fascinating show, we also touch on his new book The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night, a book he doesn’t mind you falling to sleep to he promises.
About Dr Guy
Dr Guy has been studying human physiology for 18 years of which 12 years has been devoted to sleep research and the prevention of sleeping disorders.
He completed his doctorate at Imperial College London, whilst studying the sleep research laboratories of the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. He is a leading figure in the area of chronic insomnia, pioneering the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness treatment. He has worked with thousands of insomnia sufferers over the last 9 years at his London based clinic and around the world and he set up The Sleep School to help stop Insomniacs needlessly suffering around the world. He is a published author The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night and regularly contributes to Television and Radio discussing the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. In June 2014 The Sleep School will be launching in the US and running their first workshop in New York. http://www.thesleepschool.org/