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Day 22: Getting Good Sleep

Dr. David Clarke talks about the importance of good sleep, and how you can prepare for good sleep not only at bedtime, but also throughout your typical day. Dr. Clarke also discusses when to see a healthcare professional if you’re not getting good sleep.

Audio Soundtrack

Summary

Dr. David Clarke discusses topics including:

  • How good sleep is a foundation for healing
  • How getting outside in sunlight and regular exercise enable sleep
  • How good eating habits, and the timing of when we eat, enable sleep
  • How to prepare the bedroom for good sleep
  • When to see your healthcare professional if you aren’t getting good sleep

Journaling Assignment

Negative Writing (on a piece of paper you will rip up and throw away afterwards): Take 5 minutes to write down all of the negative thoughts causing you anxiety right now, and when you are done, rip up the piece of paper.

Questions for Journaling:

  • When you wake up in the morning do you feel rested?
  • Which aspects of sleep hygiene discussed today can you implement tonight?
  • Do you need to see your doctor because you’ve tried all of the approaches mentioned in today’s video?
  • On a 1-10 scale, how would you rate your pain today?