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Martin Reed

Patient Advocate

Martin is the creator of Insomnia Coach, an eight-week course that combines online sleep education with individual sleep coaching. His course helps clients improve their sleep so they can enjoy a better life with more energy and start each day feeling happy, healthy, rested, and refreshed. Martin also runs a free sleep training course that has helped over 5,000 insomniacs. He holds a master’s degree in health and wellness education and studied clinical sleep health at the University of Delaware.

Latest by Martin Reed

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Too Hot to Sleep? Your AC May Be Making Things Worse

We all know how difficult it can be to fall asleep when it's too warm. But could seeking relief with an air conditioner cause more harm than good?

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The Link Between Psoriasis and Insomnia

Psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by skin inflammation and an increased production of skin cells due to an overactive immune system. Although the body produces new skin cells much faster than normal, it does not shed them as quickly, resul...

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The Sleep, Crohn's, and Ulcerative Colitis Connection

Inflammatory bowel disease can make it hard to get enough sleep, which can have wide ranging health effects, including further aggravating your IBD.

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What to Tell Your Doctor About Your Insomnia

Frank communication is often the ticket to finding sleep solutions that work for you.

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These Popular OTC Supplements May Cause Insomnia

Check to see if any supplements you’re using come with a hidden side effect of insomnia.

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Ending the Anxiety, Insomnia, and Sexual Dysfunction Cycle

Pairing insomnia with anxiety can have harmful effects on your relationship and sex life.

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Why Reducing Exposure to Blue Light Improves Your Sleep

People spend anywhere from 3 to over 8 hours looking at the screens of various electronic devices, which produce blue light and disrupt sleep. Here’s how to combat this.

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8 Questions to Ask Before Taking Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

Most of us will experience short-term sleep problems at some point in our lives. This is normal. So if you’ve only been having trouble sleeping for a few nights or a couple of weeks, you shouldn’t be thinking about sleeping pills just yet. Elusive sl...

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If You Have Asthma and Sleep Issues, You Need to Read This

It goes without saying that if you suffer with asthma, you should probably not be smoking. Not only can smoking worsen asthma symptoms, it can also affect your sleep. The link between anxiety, insomnia, asthma and smoking A Norwegian study looked at ...