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The 8 hours myth: Dispelling some common myths about sleep

What do you know about Sleep?

Do you find yourself worrying about not getting enough?

Join us to hear Stephanie dispel some of the myths around sleep, why we haven’t managed to fix our sleep problems and what we can do now.

Equip yourself with the Evidence Based tools and let go of the anxiety.


Date: 7pm

Time: Monday 2nd November

Venue: Zoom

Tickets: £10

About Stephanie

Stephanie, who is a Sleep Physiologist, combines an excellent scientific knowledge base with her empathetic approach to helping people incorporate sleep treatment into their everyday lives, all over the world.

In this particular talk she will discuss why we haven't yet managed as a society to fix our sleep problems and dispel the myth of the 8 hour sleep while providing some strategies to equip the audience with the Evidence Based tools necessary for self help.

Stephanie spent many years diagnosing and treating a variety of sleep disorders as well as continuing her training and qualifications, and now specialises in insomnia and complex sleep disorders. She has set up various pilot insomnia services for NHS services, and has founded Sleepyhead Clinic – an online sleep treatment centre for patients, a sleep education training service for medical professionals and sleep wellbeing for corporate clients. She also runs a complex sleep service for the National Health Service in Devon, and manages an academic research team with Exeter university. Stephanie has also made a tv series about sleep for channel 4, does medical legal work and acts as an advisor for the BBC and other media regarding sleep.

She is very passionate about her roles and enjoys disseminating complex sleep science in a friendly and relatable way so the public can stay well informed and be their own sleep experts.


Listen to Stephanie explain why relaxation won't help you sleep.

How yoga can help us

Would you like something that could:

  • calm your mind and help you sleep?

  • energise you and lift your mood?

  • reduce anxiety?

  • provide focus?

If the answer to any of these is 'Yes!' then have a look at these videos from Ashtanga Yoga Exmouth. Along with others, they are a fantastic resource for you to use whenever you feel the need.

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Yoga for Everyone

If you haven't done much yoga, or any, this video is the one to start with. It can be done on the floor or in a chair if the floor is not accessible for you. There are lots of ways each pose can be done with plenty of instruction included in the video.

The David Gibbons Trust

We are delighted to receive a donation of £3000 from the David Gibbons Trust to help towards the organisation of talks and workshops that benefit the community's health and well-being.

Thank you.

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