My Optimum Sleep Training
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My Optimum Sleep Training

How to Conquer your Insomnia
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Created by Robert Dawkins
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • know the subtypes of insomnia
  • know how sleep is controlled
  • know what you can do to naturally sleep the best your own biology and lifestyle will allow.
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  • The program is mostly video but you will also need to print a few pages and have a writing instrument.

Insomnia is the most common sleeping problem with estimates ranging from 10% to 40% of adults, depending upon the definition used, and the consensus is around one-third of the population. But if YOU have insomnia, you don’t care what definition used and you don’t care what caused it. You just want to sleep better.

I am certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and have directed accredited sleep centers for almost thirty years. Throughout that time, I have always been the primary insomnia consultant in these centers. In this program I migrate what has worked well in the sleep lab to an online format. You will learn how sleep is regulated, how insomnia develops, and what you can do to optimize your sleep.

If you are looking for a natural way to sleep better, this is the way. Sleep is a learned behavior, we all know people who are “good sleepers” and sleep well. In My Optimum Sleep Training, you will learn how to conquer your insomnia and get the MOST sleep you can.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking for a natural way to improve her or his sleep.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
Core Weeks
8 Lectures 34:26
Preliminaries and Assessment

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

BONUS & concluding remarks
Resources: Organization of sleep
3 Lectures 23:08
Sleep Architecture: stages & states

Sleep Architecture (continued): cycles & "normal" sleep

Sleep Architecture: Elderly
Resources: Models
3 Lectures 18:41
The Two Process Model

Switch models

The Three P Model
Resources: Insomnia Therapies
7 Lectures 48:58
Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Restriction

Stimulus Control

Relaxation programs

Stress Management

Chrono & Light Therapies

Paradoxical Intent
6 Lectures 01:24:57
Appendix 1: The kinds of Insomnia

Appendix 2a: How sleeping pills work

Appendix 3: Shiftwork

Appendix 4: Well known truths, half-truths, and untruths about sleep

Appendix 5: Tools
About the Instructor
Robert Dawkins
4.7 Average rating
24 Reviews
2,286 Students
2 Courses
Health and Wellness specialist with an emphasis on the role of Sleep and the effect on Productivity.

Robert Dawkins, PhD, MPH, is the Clinical Director and Principal of Practical Health Strategies, a business and professional service of RDawkinsPhDMPH LLC. The Practical Health Strategies programs grew out of his twenty-five plus years of experience working with individuals and in small group settings in full-service accredited sleep centers.

Dr. Dawkins received his PhD from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, and his MPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. He also holds degrees from Emory University (chemistry) and the University of West Florida (biology). Dr. Dawkins has a longstanding interest in how the environment, both physical and cultural, impacts and determines health status and how health status, in turn, affects productivity. He is certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and was previously certified in general toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology.

He has been responsible for the clinical management of American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited sleep disorders centers since 1987. For ten years he was a site visitor for the AASM accreditation program and for five of those years he also served on the Accreditation Committee, which oversees the accreditation program and recommends standards to the AASM Board of Directors. He served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Southern Sleep Society. He has trained nine physicians for the sleep medicine board exam and has assisted four others with their preparation.

Dr. Dawkins has done consulting work in toxicology and industrial hygiene and has worked as a research scientist in the Clinical Systems Research department of a major medical device manufacturer and as a physical biologist at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory. His communication skills have been honed by his experience as a high school teacher, a college professor, and a frequent public speaker.

Dr. Dawkins is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a member of the Southern Sleep Society, the Obesity Society, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Public Health Association. He enjoys running, sailing, skiing (water and snow), cycling, weight training, and dining out by boat.