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Good sleep is just around the corner...!

Did you know that sleep is considered more important than good nutrition and exercise by many sleep scientists? Yet, we don't seem to give it the attention, emphasis and time it deserves. It's all too easy to go about our busy lives accepting that we are depriving ourselves of the thing our bodies need more than anything else: a good 8 hour sleep every night. Science has now shown, less than 8 hours sleep is linked to...

  1. Poor immune function - One study found that those who slept less than 7 hours were almost 3 times more likely to develop a cold than those who slept 8 hours or more.

  2. Poor mental health - It’s been estimated that 90% of people with depression complain about sleep quality.

  3. High inflammation in the body - increasing your risk and recurrence of inflammatory bowel diseases.

  4. Poor exercise performance - reducing strength, speed, accuracy and reaction times.

  5. Greater risk of heart disease and stroke.

  6. Poor concentration and productivity - affecting our problem-solving ability, cognition and memory. Another study found that short sleep can negatively impact some aspects of brain function to a similar degree as alcohol intoxication.

  7. Weight gain - People with short sleep duration tend to weigh significantly more than those who get adequate sleep. This is also because you tend to eat more calories when sleep deprived: Sleep deprivation affects hormones that regulate appetite as well as affecting glucose metabolism and reducing insulin sensitivity which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

So in short, if you want to feel strong, healthy, balanced and happy both mentally and physically, the best thing you can do is focus on getting your 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night.


Great to know but that doesn't solve the problem that good sleep doesn't just happen to many of us!


There's a recurring theme with many clients I have been seeing so far this year and that is difficulties getting a good night's uninterrupted sleep. That pattern together with my fascination with the importance of sleep and Chinese Medicine techniques inspired me to put this Coaching Programme together to help you achieve the sleep it needs and deserves...

The Sleep Better Coaching Programme

Click here to secure your place An online course coaching you to better sleep, during which you will learn...

  • Key elements of sleep science including research-based sleep hygiene tips

  • Energy/Chinese medicine techniques and key Yoga poses to help you feel energised during the day and relaxed and ready for bed in the evening

  • Guidance and worksheets to build your personalised Miracle Morning and Brilliant Bedtime routines

Small group sessions will be held every Monday in February at 1:00pm. £55


Whether it’s because you don’t feel refreshed in the morning, sleep little or you are simply intrigued, this programme is designed to help you understand the building blocks of good sleep and derive your own sleep plan. We will go through the catalogue of proven techniques together and, along with the inspiration and support of those on the same journey as you, good sleep is just around the corner! Limited to group of 5 participants. To book your place, click here

Any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch 07970 327028


I look forward to coaching you to better sleep,

Ann from tauntonkinesiology.co.uk

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