A Forbes news report details the Sleep School, a London-based clinic that teaches doctors and companies how to improve sleep through education.
Guy Meadows hit upon the idea when he was researching treatments for chronic insomnia and pioneering a new approach called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that seeks to change the way people relate to discomfort they are suffering.
His clinic has been training doctors in this approach since 2005 but in recent years noticed an increase in demand from organisations.
“They do staff surveys and discover that their employees are struggling to sleep,” he says.
The Sleep School therefore began to provide what Meadows calls “sleep education” workshops under the mantra “sleep to perform.”
“The aim is to enable employees to perform at their very best during the day by knowing how to sleep really well at night,” he says.
“There seems to be an intimate relationship between how people sleep at night and how they perform the next day: how resilient they are to stress.”