The Sleep Matters Podcast

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Welcome to the Sleep Matters from Dreams podcast – everything you need to know about how to get a great night’s sleep and why it matters so much.

Hosted by our sleep expert Dr Pixie McKenna, we’ll be diving into common sleep problems, queries and discussion points and answering your questions with the help of some excellent guests.

With issues ranging from sleep routines and sleep environment to help for parents on how to improve their child’s sleep, there’s a topic for everyone.

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Our Podcasts

Is Your Daily Routine Harming Your Sleep?

In the first episode of the Sleep Matters Podcast, Dr Pixie McKenna and guests Issy Panayis & Kevin Morgan discuss the importance of a good sleep routine.

How To Help Your Child Sleep Better

Dr Pixie McKenna talks to Dave Berry, breakfast radio presenter and Maryanne Taylor, a qualified sleep consultant about how to help your child sleep better.

How Can You Sleep When You’re Stressed?

Dr Pixie McKenna talks to Professor Marc Jones from Manchester Metropolitan University who is an expert in stress and emotion, and Graham Allcott, an expert on how to be more productive.

How Long Does Insomnia Last?

Dr Pixie McKenna is joined by broadcaster Matt Johnson who is also an ambassador for mental health charity Mind and has suffered from insomnia and founder of The Insomnia Clinic, Kathryn Pinkham.

Does Eating Late Keep You Awake?

Dr Pixie McKenna chats to award-winning nutritional therapist Christine Bailey and expert in nutritional medicine, Alan Flanagan about how nutrition can help or hinder a good night’s sleep.

How To Beat Jet Lag

Dr Pixie talks to travel expert Simon Calder and travel health expert Dr Richard Dawood about how to beat jet lag and enjoy your holiday.

Can Bedroom Design Help You Sleep Better?

Can your bedroom design help you to sleep better? In this podcast, Dr Pixie talks to interior designer Dee Campling and physiotherapist Sammy Margo.

Does Alcohol Affect How We Sleep?

Discover the effects of drinking alcohol before bedtime. Dr Pixie Mckenna and Dr. Sara McNeillis are in conversation with Clare McCarten, who reflects on her ability to sleep after giving up alcohol.

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How Does Your Mood Affect Your Sleep?

We take a look at how your bedtime temperament affects your slumber.

What Is Insomnia & Can You Cure It?

Insomnia specialist Kathryn Pinkham explores the effects of insomnia, what it is and whether it can be cured by looking at opinions from different types of experts.

Is Your Diet Preventing You From Sleeping?

We discuss how common diet choices can affect your sleep, including coffee, fast food and having a nightcap.

How To Stop Jetlag Messing With Your Sleep

We look at what causes jetlag, how to treat it and where the best place to sit on the plane is.

Sleep Better With These Simple Feng Shui Bedroom Tips

Learn about the art of Feng Shui and how it can help improve your bedroom and your sleep.