What Soldiers, Sailors & Mountaineers Can Teach Us About Sleep

Think back to a time you had to sleep in a difficult or unusual place. Was it outside in harsh weather conditions? Were you travelling? Was it too noisy, hot, cold or uncomfortable? Were you alone, and did you feel safe? A striking memory for me is of a sailing trip across the English channel in unexpectedly stormy seas, 25 years ago as a young boy. The thumping of the boat over the huge waves, the cacophony of sounds, sea sickness and the heady mix of anxiety and excitement made it literally impossible to sleep. For me, this was […]

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