Monday Jun 17, 2024

Restorative Sleep: Unlocking Well-being with Dr Alex Sweetman

In our latest episode of "The Wellbeing Prescription," we welcome Dr Alex Sweetman from the Australasian Sleep Association to explore the critical role of sleep in maintaining optimum well-being. Dr Sweetman, an expert on insomnia and cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), discussed the prevalence of insomnia in Australia, its often-overlooked impact on health, and shared insights into non-pharmacological treatments like CBT-I. He also provides practical strategies for healthcare professionals and patients to access these treatments and capped off the conversation with his top tip for improving sleep and, by extension, overall well-being.


Tune in now for exclusive strategies and advice!


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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is the recommended ‘first line’ treatment for chronic insomnia, but is accessed by less than 1% of patients. Haycock et al., (2023).   


Australasian Sleep Association have partnered with the Australian Psychological Society on education articles, workshops, webinars, and most recently, an interactive online education module.


Sleep problems in psychological practice:


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Overview of insomnia assessment and management:


CBT for Insomnia (CBTi) certified skills course:

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