The Sleep Matters Podcast

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

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Episodes

How To Sleep During Pregnancy

In this podcast episode, Dr Pixie Mckenna is joined by actress Ali Bastian – who is currently expecting – and Marie Hurworth, a midwife and author. They discuss the topic of sleep as an expectant mother...
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32 minutes

What Do Dreams Mean?

In this podcast episode, Dr Pixie Mckenna is joined by Dr Neil Stanley who has studied dreams for 37 years and Rose Gallagher, a beauty blogger and makeup artist to discuss why we dream, what they...
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29 minutes

What is Sleep Paralysis?

Join Pixie as she chats with Jessica Barratt, a journalist who has suffered from sleep paralysis for 21 years. Also joining the conversation is Hope Bastine, a sleep psychologist with a specific interest in the condition....
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29 minutes

Does Winter Affect Our Sleep?

In this episode of the Sleep Matters Podcast by Dreams, Dr. Pixie Mckenna speaks with Dr. Khaled Sadek, a GP with a long history of research into sleep health. Also joining the panel is Caroline McMenamin,...
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25 minutes

How Can I Stop Snoring?

If you or your partner snore, you’ll no doubt know what a pest it can be. Whether you’re the one tired and suffering with a sore throat come morning, or the one kept up all night...
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20 minutes

Can Technology Help Me Sleep?

Join Dr. Pixie Mckenna, our resident sleep expert as she chats with Jack Rear, technology journalist, about what sleep tech is available and its benefits. In this episode, things take a slightly different turn too! We...
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22 minutes

Will Exercising Help Me Sleep?

Williams, a personal trainer and writer for NetDoctor, brings the expert viewpoint while Deering, comedian and host of a running podcast, adds his experiences of how exercise affects sleep.  Expect plenty of chatter around the best...
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24 minutes

Does Alcohol Affect How We Sleep?

In this episode of the Sleep Matters podcast from Dreams, Dr Pixie McKenna and guests discuss the impact of alcohol on sleep and how giving up drinking can make a huge difference for the quality and...
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28 minutes

Can Bedroom Design Help You Sleep Better?

In this podcast episode, Dr Pixie is joined by Dee Campling, an interior designer who specialises in bedroom design and how it affects our sleep and Sammy Margo, a physiotherapist who has a specific interest in...
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28 minutes

How Can You Sleep When You’re Stressed?

In this episode, Dr Pixie McKenna talks to Professor Marc Jones from Manchester Metropolitan University who is an expert in understanding the causes, controls and consequences of stress and emotion, and Graham Allcott, an expert on how...
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30 minutes

How Long Does Insomnia Last?

In this podcast, Dr Pixie McKenna is joined by Matt Johnson, a broadcaster and ambassador for mental health charity Mind, who for many years has suffered sleepless nights as an insomniac. Kathryn Pinkham the founder of The...
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29 minutes

How To Beat Jet Lag

Dr Pixie McKenna and guests discuss how to make the most of your sleep when travelling abroad. Pixie is joined by travel expert Simon Calder, who has been writing about travel for over 25 years, as...
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25 minutes

Does Eating Late Keep You Awake?

In this Sleep Matters podcast episode, Dr Pixie McKenna chats to award-winning nutritional therapist Christine Bailey and expert in nutritional medicine, Alan Flanagan. They discuss how nutrition can help or hinder a good night’s sleep and...
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28 minutes

How To Help Your Child Sleep Better

In this podcast, Dr Pixie McKenna talks to Dave Berry, Breakfast Presenter on Absolute Radio and Maryanne Taylor, a qualified sleep consultant who specialises in getting children of all ages to go to bed and sleep well....
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34 minutes

Is Your Daily Routine Harming Your Sleep?

In this episode of the Sleep Matters from Dreams podcast, sleep expert Dr Pixie McKenna and guest panel discuss how important your daily routine is and how it can affect your sleep. Issy Panayis, an early morning presenter on...
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35 minutes

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About our podcaster

Welcome to the Sleep Matters podcast from Dreams – a sleep podcast which gives you 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, our sleep podcast dives into common sleep problems, queries and discussion points and answers your questions with the help of some excellent guests.

Even the best podcasts to help you sleep are only a short-term fix. They don’t actually identify the key reason why you’re struggling to sleep in the first place.

The Sleep Matters Podcast looks at a variety of bedtime issues such as insomnia, nightly routines, diet, the best sleep podcasts and much more, to provide you with insights, recommendations and expert opinion to help you drift off to sleep night after night.

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