The SDHC Health & Wellbeing Podcast


Episode 02 - Unlocking Restful Sleep: Techniques and Insights with Dr. Miriam Malak

In our latest episode of The Health and Wellbeing podcast, Dr Nick Harvey. sits down with our very own Dr Miriam Malak, Clinical Director at SDHC, to explore the intricate world of sleep. Dr Malak shares her professional journey and personal experiences with insomnia, offering valuable insights into the importance of sleep and practical techniques to improve it.

Dr Malak discusses the impact of sleep on overall health, emphasising the significance of sleep hygiene, cognitive behavioural therapy, and lifestyle changes. The conversation also delves into the challenges of balancing professional and personal life, and the importance of self-care.
Whether you're struggling with sleep issues or simply looking to enhance your sleep quality, this episode provides a wealth of information and actionable advice to help you achieve restful nights and better health.


Unlocking Restful Sleep: Techniques and Insights

Topics & Discussion Points

Episode 02 - Unlocking Restful Sleep: Techniques and Insights

  • 00:00:00 Introduction and Disclaimer
  • 00:07:23 Importance of Sleep and Personal Experience
  • 00:11:06 Tools for Improving Sleep Hygiene
  • 00:20:16 The Role of Melatonin in Sleep
  • 00:21:59 Variations in Sleep Needs
  • 00:23:53 Subtle Signs of Sleep Deprivation
  • 00:26:04 Pathophysiology and Sleep
  • 00:38:58 Risks of Medication
  • 00:40:21 Risks and Benefits of Prescribed Medications
  • 00:42:28 Caution with New Medications
  • 00:47:33 Sleep Improvement Techniques
  • 00:48:59 GP Responsibility and Medication Outcomes

Published: Jul 10, 2024