LPP #89 Insomnia & Sleep, How Beliefs Dictate Behavior, & Debunking Sleep Myths with Stephanie Romiszewski

Stephanie Romiszewski holds a BSc Hons degree in Psychology and an MS degree in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, her interest in this field started whilst studying Chronobiology, during which time she worked and assisted sleep research at Harvard Medical School.

Stephanie has worked in NHS clinical sleep disorder centers across the UK, diagnosing and treating a wide range of sleep issues such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, insomnia, movement disorders and circadian rhythm disorders. She has also set up sleep services and ran training courses for other medical professionals. Currently as well as the Sleepyhead Clinic she is running NHS sleep clinics and works closely to develop innovative sleep practices with Professor Adam Zeman.


THIS EPISODE IS GREAT FOR ANYONE WHO:

  • Struggles with sleep problems or insomnia
  • Is curious to learn more about how our beliefs dictate our behavior
  • Wants actionable tools that they can use to reduce sleep struggles
  • Is tired of feeling frustrated, isolated, or invalidated

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

X Why how we talk about sleep conditions is so important

X Her intention is to provide more constructive conversations around sleep, that provide actionable tools

X Sleep deprivation vs. insomnia

X How worrying about a your sleep/sleep deprivation can actually cause insomnia

X Actionable tools insomniacs can use to improve sleep

X Why waking up at the same time every morning is important

X Sleep quality & breathing

X The effects of sleep deprivation on our wake state

X The worry associated with getting a bad night’s sleep → is what is responsible for

X The cause is different than what perpetuates the problem

X The common myth of sleep debt: making up for a bad night sleep later → why it doesn’t work this way

X Challenging our behavior when we’ve been conditioned with a contradictory belief (getting out of bed everyday at the same time, even if we “feel” sleepy)

X Give yourself the same opportunity to sleep 8 hours, every night

X What you can do to improve your sleep quality

X How being an empath can be helpful vs.a hindrance

X How insomnia can make you feel frustrated, isolated, invalidated

X Things you can do in the interim when you wake up and can’t go back to sleep

X Why sleep tracking can be counter-productive

X Proactive tools vs. solutions

X How being obsessively ritualistic can cause stress and negatively affect the quality of sleep

X Good sleepers can do all the wrong things, and yet they still can get a good quality night sleep

X Acceptance and letting go

X How beliefs dictate behavior

X How our expectations can hold us back

X Being reactive vs. proactive

X Being our own worst critic


RESOURCES MENTIONED:

The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth 


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Pre-Order Stephanie’s DIY online sleep course, based on all of her experience treating hundreds of insomniacs. Order here: www.sleepyheadclinic.co.uk/apply


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EMAIL: engrid@livengproof.com

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