Science of Sleep

13th June 2023, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Trouble Sleeping? How sleep and mental health are linked, and how to improve both

Do you ever wake up in the early hours with a racing mind? Worrying about work, what needs to be done, or just that you’re short of sleep? You’re not alone. But worry doesn’t have to keep you up at night. Sleep and our emotions are intimately linked. In this session, we unpick the vicious cycle of stress and sleep loss, and how to get your sleep back on track.

What we’ll cover:

● How the brain responds to sleep loss and how this alters our physical health, emotional reactivity and behaviour

● The core systems which control sleep quality, and how to make them work to your advantage

● How to overcome stubborn sleep problems

● Techniques for falling asleep and getting back to sleep that you can start to practice tonight

About Sophie Bostock

Dr Sophie Bostock (@drsophiebostock) is a Sleep Evangelist on a mission: to help millions of people to improve their lives by unlocking the science of sleep and performance. Sophie studied Medicine and Entrepreneurship before completing a PhD in Psychobiology at UCL, where she became fascinated by the power of sleep for enhancing health and performance.

Following several years with digital medicine company, Sleepio, Sophie launched to provide performance training and coaching for clients in business, the military and elite sport. Sophie regularly features as a media sleep expert, and has been invited to deliver talks for TEDx and Talks@Google. She is an advisor to The Sleep Charity.

Sophie continues to experiment with her own sleep and performance. In 2021, she rowed around Britain to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. In 2022, she paddled 2000km from Canada to Alaska, and competed for GBR in the World Coastal Rowing Championships.