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Your Sleep Hygiene Guide

There are many factors that contribute to a 'good' night of sleep and a chunk of factors start during the day! When the sleep cycle is directly affected and there are no other underlying causes this is called primary insomnia.Screen Shot 2021 09 22 at 8.07.20 pm

As there are no underlying causes with a diagnosis of primary insomnia a lot of these issues can be modified and overcome with appropriate education.

Interestingly, the public has stated that they believe WE should provide this education**, however most of us don't or can't, which means those of us that can, are better able to assist clients seeking improvements in the quality of many aspects of their daily life. 

For those that don't have the training, research background or time, I have created an online course that covers off on the 3 essential areas of Education, Assessment and Take Action. In the course Sleep Mastery, I take you through a step by step process on how to integrate sleep education into your current clinical practice.

You can download the most popular patient handout from this course, which is called the Sleep Hygiene Guide. In this guide I identify 8 day and 8 night time habits, that degrade sleep and what you can do to avoid their influence.

Complete your name and email details in the boxes below and I will promptly send you a copy of this free guide.

Yes, please send me a copy of the: 16 Point Sleep Hygiene Guide

    ** Kunstler B, Fuller R, Pervan S, Merolli M. Australian adults expect physiotherapists to provide physical activity advice: A survey. Journal of Physiotherapy. 2019;65(4):230-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2019.08.002

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