About Dr Caroline

In my work I empower people to take back control of their lives and their health by discovering the mind, body and spirit connection and bringing science back into the heart of medicine.

Introduction to the Sleep Kit.

Why is sleep so important ?

Why do we need to spend so much time sleeping ?

Why does it affect someones life so much when they have insomnia ?

What is it about sleep that is so important for our body, mind and spirit and why is it so hard for some people to be able [...]

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1. Sleep Cycles

Contrary to popular belief none of us ever sleep the whole night through without waking up several times every night.

Infact most people wake up about four or more times every night. Perhaps you too, like many other people [...]

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2. Cold Hands and Feet: The Importance of our Core Body Temperature

In the first post we looked sleep cycles and how in order to move to a slower brain wave pattern which is the pattern of sleep we need to relax and slow down our mind….

In this podcast I want to share with you the importance of our core body temperature and the fact that [...]

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3. The Importance of Adrenalin

In the previous post I talked about the importance of our core body temperature and that in order to sleep we need to drop our core body temperature for without dropping the core temperature we just can not sleep.

This is where adrenalin comes in……

We all know that adrenalin is a really important hormone.

Its essential [...]

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4. Calming Your Mind

In order to sleep well we need to have a calm mind and a calm body and to sleep in a calm environment.

In these next three podcasts lets explore each of these in turn and see how they relate to you.

Lets start with your mind .

In order to sleep well your mind needs to [...]

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5. The Importance of a Calm Body

For those people who have had insomnia teaching your body to sleep well starts from when you wake up in the morning.

In the previous post I talked about the importance of having a calm mind. [...]

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6. The Importance of a Calm Sleeping Environment

We all know that some people can sleep well right next to a noisy railway station and yet for others they just wouldn't be able to sleep with that much noise. [...]

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7. Predisposing factors to insomnia.

You might have heard of people talking about the three Ps of insomnia. i.e. the predisposing ,the precipitating and the perpetuating factors to insomnia.

It's quite useful to look at insomnia in this way.
Many people have told me how helpful [...]

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8. Precipitating Factors to Insomnia.

In the previous post we looked at predisposing factors to insomnia.

In this post I'd like to talk about the precipitating factors to your insomnia.

Whenever I talk to someone who comes to see me with a history of insomnia [...]

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9. Are There Any Perpetuating Factors to Your Insomnia?

So often people with insomnia have found ways to cope with their insomnia. However their coping strategies are so often merely prolonging the problem and stopping them from getting back into a normal sleep rhythm.
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