Cat-Naps 002 – In The Court Of The Dragon

Sleepy Time Tales – Cat-Naps 002 – In The Court Of The Dragon – 21:54

By Robert William Chambers from The King In Yellow Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on RadioPublic. A creepy tale from a classic short story collection.

By Robert William Chambers from The King In Yellow  

Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on RadioPublic.  

A creepy tale from a classic short story collection. What is real? What is fantasy? Is the soul of the protagonist being pursued as he sits in a charming church service?  

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Your sleep type and the perfect bedtime for you – From The Ladders

Sleeping wolf

A common challenge for insomniacs is finding the optimal bedtime. Clinical psychologist and sleep specialist, Michael Breus believes that there are 4 types of person and which type you are suggests the optimal bedtime.

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/your-sleep-type-and-the-perfect-bedtime-for-you

In a flair for the dramatic Dr Breus calls them:- Lions, Dolphins, Wolves, and Bears.

Which type do you think you are? I’d like to think I’m a wolf, but realistically, probably a dolphin. 🙂

Sleeping wolf enjoying bedtime
A wolf trying to stick to its regular bedtime

The Lion (medium sleep drive): “The CEOs of the world.” Fifteen to 20% of the population are the practical optimists that fall beneath the Lion moniker. Lions are driven and focused early risers that rarely nap and are most alert at noon.

Up at 6:00am – 470 min = 10:10 pm

The Dolphin (low sleep drive): Ten percent of the population is the neurotic, intelligent dolphin chronotype. Dr. Breus defines these as problem sleepers, with no specific time of day associated with optimal function. The majority of dolphins are insomniacs, as they more often than not wake up feeling unrested.

Up at 6:30am – 400 min = 11:50 pm

The Bear (high sleep drive): Members of this classification account for 50% of the population. They are typically extroverts that optimally perform around mid-morning to early afternoon.

Up 7:00am – 470 min = 11:10 pm

The Wolf (medium sleep drive): Wolves account for the remaining 15-20% of the population. They’re impulsive, creative, moody night owls, that don’t require a lot of sleep to function. 

Up at 7:00am – 400 min = 12:00 am”

Whichever chronotype you are, developing a routine to attempt to manage and regulate your bedtime is very important, and of course I’m going to suggest my podcast as an aid in this.

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/your-sleep-type-and-the-perfect-bedtime-for-you

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6 tips to help you fall asleep

While obviously I want to help you fall asleep by listening to my podcast and judging from feedback I am helping a lot of people, there are other steps that can be taken to help you get a restful night.

Most are very sensible and are thing’s you’re heard about already. But it’s always worth reminding people of good habits and practices that help sleep.

Source: mirror.co.uk https://bit.ly/32mmosT

Routine helps

I even mention this in the podcast, and is the reason for the long intro.

Cut out the caffeine

A difficult one. Try a cup of rooibos or other late night teas instead.

Make time for sleep

“Prof Espie says many of us fall into a pattern of “boom and bust” – squeezing sleep in around other commitments during the working week, then catching up on days off.

However, evidence suggests that having a stable, consistent sleep schedule is generally effective at producing satisfying, efficient sleep.”

Ban tech in the bedroom

In the intro I often make a little swipe at the technology we use to shine light in our eyes. Of course, you need something to listen to the podcast with, but if it’s part of the process to help you fall asleep I like to think an exception is okay. 😀

PILLS AREN’T THE ANSWER

I don’t like to shame people who use medication, I had a major anxiety experience just over a year ago and I needed Xanax to get me on an even keel, and help me sleep. But one should be cautious with medications in the long term, IMO.

Ep 021 – Diversions in Deep Space – Rivers to the Stars Pt 04


Ep 021 – Diversions in Deep Space – Rivers to the Stars Pt 04

Our nearest neighbour star is very far away, some nights sleep feels like it’s 4 light years away. But join the crew of the star ship Zambezi as they close the distance and race robots and you will be sleeping among the stars in no time.

Story: 11:44

If you’re enjoying the show, and finding it helps you sleep despite the stresses and strains of your life, the absolute best thing you can do is share it with your friends, families, acquaintances, cellmates etc. Anyone who needs a good night’s sleep might benefit.

So please share it with the people in your life, whether in person or on social media.

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Cat-Naps 001 – Promo – The Story of the Deluge By Edward Page Mitchell


Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on RadioPublic.

If you are reading this, this is your free sample to see if you’re interested. 😊

This is a reading of a fascinating, if dry, short story published in 1875 about a fictional discovery of archaeological evidence supporting the story of Noah and the Flood.

 

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