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How can I get a good night’s sleep?

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Elena Touroni, a consultant psychologist, outlines the concept of a ‘sleep hygiene programme’, which includes a wind-down routine to make sure you don’t increase the chance of staying awake. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy

Video Transcription

For a good night’s sleep, we have what we call kind of sleep hygiene programmes. So a lot of the time we’ll look at how you’re currently managing your sleep. Is there a wind-down routine? Are you doing anything at night that might actually be increasing the chance of staying awake? For instance, we all very often tend to take our iPad to bed or do something that is actually quite stimulating quite late at night which would really interfere with a good night’s sleep. So we usually do quite a careful assessment with people to help them understand all those points where perhaps they are doing things that are making their sleep much more interrupted. And then we put strategies in place in terms of how they manage their wind-down routine to help them get a better night’s sleep. Now that’s on the surface level. On a deeper level, some of the time, sleep can be a barometer for people’s emotional well-being. So there might be something much deeper that’s interfering with their ability to get a good night’s sleep, in which case we would try to treat the underlying cause.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.