Sleep: How to get more sleep!
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Sleep: How to get more sleep!

Tips and skills for more quality sleep.
4.4 (9 ratings)
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Created by Michael Ballard
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Set up your bedroom for the ultimate night's sleep
  • Discover 4 exercises to assist you rest, relax and sleep
  • Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of one of our audio programs
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  • Anyone who wants to have more sleep
  • Anyone who NEEDS more sleep
Would you like to: Increase your energy? Increase the quality of your sleep?
This program is what I had to learn to get a high quality sleep during my 7 year battle with two bouts of cancer. Sleeping in a hospital is not easy. Sleeping during recover after surgery and other treatments can be difficult. This program shares my lessons learned about sleep, during my "Tour of Duty" on the front lines fighting for my life.
  1. Discover new ways to relax and unwind.
  2. 4 key ways to unwind included
  3. Learn how to prepare for your ultimate sleep room or "sleep cave"
  4. Enjoy the relaxing and soothing sounds of our audio programs to assist you and yours relax and often fall asleep
  5. 4 - 30 minute high quality audio programs that will sooth and relax you
  6. Enjoy the benefits of a great nights sleep.
  7. Repeat. 7 times a week.
  8. Sleep cave = Dark and quiet
  9. Check your mindset before you start. If you think you can't you most likely won't. If you think you can you will have a much better chance of a more successful outcome.
Who is the target audience?
  • For ages 4 to 104 for the Be a Audio stories
  • Children who need a nap
  • Children who need to fall asleep
  • Parents who need to fall asleep
  • Families that want to learn to relax
  • For ages 4 to 104 for the Be a Audio stories
  • NOT for those with serious hearing issues
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
Discover how to get the sleep you deserve!
3 Lectures 04:31
Sleep What builds a great nights sleep? What blocks it?
1 Lecture 01:49
What are your beliefs about sleep? Edit
Bedtime and Sleep Preparations
2 Lectures 07:00
Sleep Preparations

Sleep Clothing
A Very Brief Safety Message for All Ages
4 Lectures 04:20
40 Seconds on Safety and Using this program

So once you have your bedroom set up to help you have the quality of sleep you deserve these audio story's can help you with next steps.

They will assist you practise:

- relaxing

- mindfulness

- self awareness

Using these audio's should be fun. So some reminders:

- If your using them with a child let them decide which one to use

It is normal for all of us to have 1 or more as a favourite and one or two not enjoy

- They work best if used regularly They are helping create positive habits. Habits take time to form.

I trust you'll enjoy them as much as we have. Best to you.


Triggers are words or phrases or other items that bring back or cause unpleasant feelings.

It is normal for all of us to have the experience on an occasion. So, should you or another listener have that happen don't hesitate to listen to another one of the audios.

Warning: To date I've only had 3 listeners or a parent write me. One was about a young boy who did not wish to "Be a Ball and Bounce. Balls get kicked and that would hurt." A very valid point. He loved the Be A Horse and Be a Bird programs instead. Another was from a parent who feel asleep listening and their three year old wandered the house for three hours with no one else awake. The third was from a parent who's child is afraid of heights so she did not want to listen to the Be A Bird program. Understandable.

You can find the Imagine Yourself audio programs in the Resource section at the end of the program.

One more time: NOTE: Never use while operating any type of equipment moving or stationary.

DIscover how the Imagine Yourself audio's will help you Relax

Explore with us with our Imagine Yourself audio relaxation and sleep stories

A Brief Safety Message

The audios and videos in this program help me

Safety Quiz
1 question
Relaxing Movement Skills - All Ages Video
5 Lectures 25:54
A Relaxation Skill ~ Belly Breathing

QTS Quick Tension Scan a.k.a. Cutie Scan Replacement Video

Breath Meditation

Turmoil Breathing

A reminder of some do's and do not's

The exercises here should be used
1 question

One last item.
Sleep Journal
1 Lecture 01:02
What is and How do I keep in a Sleep Journal?

Why keep one?

Pop Quiz on Sleep Journals
2 questions
What else helps can help us rest and relax, gain sleep or siesta?
1 Lecture 03:42
Sleep: Travel, Food, Drink and Excercise
Pop Quiz on Sleep
0 Lectures 00:00

Your beliefs on sleep can:

a) help you get a better nights sleep

b) hinder you from a good nights sleep

c) all of the above

Practising exercises to relax is




Questions Questions Questions!
9 questions
Getting the Sleep you Deserve ~ Wrapping the program up
3 Lectures 07:41
Sleep Room or Sleep Cave Audit Replacement Video

How we set up our sleep room or sleep cave (Dark and quiet - hence the cave comparison) makes a difference to how long we sleep and how well we sleep. The purpose of the audit is to get you to take an inventory of your sleep room. Then once you've done the audit you can start to make changes. One at a time.

I wish you all the best.

Imagine Yourself with a great nights sleep.


The Sleep Room or Sleep Cave Audit
2 pages

IY Program Wrap Up
Added Resources: Relaxing, Napping or drifting into sleep with a story
15 Lectures 51:58
IY Sleep Program Resource Section

A Progressive Muscle Relaxation Program The Chair

Imagine Yourself Be a Cat Audio for relaxing, travel, bedtime calming & sleep

Some thoughts on napping. Enjoy. I dod.

Thoughts on Napping
1 page

A trip to the edge of the river to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature by the river. Relax, close your eyes and listen while the water flows on by. Or, practise your relaxation and breathing exercises as you watch the water flow by.

Preview 19:52

Discover Relaxing by the Water Fountain Video Bonus Track

Relax and enjoy this almost 14 minute video as we slowly tour through Ruth's Garden. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the birds as we see the deep, rich colours and experience the textures and shapes of the leaves, berries and flowers in the garden.

Ruth's Garden Tour Video for Relaxation

Lullaby by Tennyson

Little John Lullaby

The Sandman

Sweet and Low

Discover how humour helps!

Thoughts on Worry, Thinking, & Decision Making Bonus Track
6 pages

Quotes on Sleep
About the Instructor
Michael Ballard
4.3 Average rating
159 Reviews
14,426 Students
12 Courses
Helping people learn how to deal with adveristy & thrive!

Michael Ballard has presented to audiences and consulted with groups from Bermuda to Singapore and New Orleans to Vancouver as an internationally renowned speaker. Thousands of people have deepened their personal and professional ability to thrive using the process and skills he teaches. In the process they've learned how to deal with life's BIG Stuff issues based on the expertise Michael enjoys sharing on resilience. He hopes you will, too!

Michael has appeared in over 150 media interviews across North America on resiliency. He has also executive produced and hosted over 24 video interviews on those impacted by life’s BIG Stuff events. Plus students here in over 149 countries.

Michael learned quite a bit about thriving through resilience while facing adversity during his 7 year battle with three challenges to his life while fighting cancer, multiple treatments, setbacks and victories. He enjoys upbeat and insightful coffee, conversations, puns, biking, hiking, photography and snorkelling.

Michael joined Udemy in 2014. In late 2014, one of his coaching clients called him up to discuss personnel and workplace productivity issues and in the process encouraged him to start making video based programming.