Welcome! I’m Ethan Green, the founder of Sleepless Nights, the writer of all the articles, and the person you’ll see in the videos here. This website is a one man show, so to speak, so I hope you don’t get bored of my face and voice too quickly!
Let me tell you a bit more about myself and the website, and what my aims are.
I obtained a BSc in Psychology at University College London in 1998. Following that, I worked for a mental health charity in London for many years.
It’s important to note that I created No Sleepless Nights to share personal experiences of sleep problems, not to be a scientific or medical site.
My view is that the combination of personal experience and discussion forum is a valuable additional resource for readers. But if you have concerns about your sleep or health, please discuss them with your primary care doctor or physician.
My experience of sleep problems
I’ve had more issues with my sleep than I wish were the case! They include:
- As a child, I regularly sleepwalked and had nightmares. Even now, I still sometimes have nightmares, which I’m not embarrassed to admit.
- I’ve suffered from periods of insomnia for more than 20 years.
- I sometimes have sleep paralysis, hypnic jerks, confusional arousals, and false awakenings.
My aims with No Sleepless Nights
1. To share my personal experience of coping with sleep problems
I write about sleep problems that I have personal experience of. I share how they affect me and what, if anything, makes them more manageable.
I also look at what sleep experts and researchers say about these sleep problems, and discuss the points that I think are interesting and potentially useful to others.
2. To discuss self-help techniques and remedies I’ve tried
I’m a big believer in the potential for self-help techniques to improve sleep and stress, so I regularly try new ideas and write about them.
There are several articles with self-help tips, so a good starting point is the healthy sleep habits I list on the sleep hygiene page.
I also sometimes test and write about new sleep aids and herbal remedies. In those articles, you can also see comments from readers who’ve tried them.
3. To encourage participation from readers
Several articles on this site now have more than a thousand comments spread over many years. Many readers say they feel reassured to know they aren’t alone in experiencing a sleep problem.
Some articles have generated many useful tips from readers over time, so I curate lists of their tips for future readers who like to see what other people have found helpful.
Some examples are:
- Readers’ suggestions for coping with sleep paralysis.
- Readers’ tips for coping with hypnic jerks.
- Useful ideas for keeping cool in bed.
4. To provide detailed sleep product reviews
I pride myself on conducting thorough tests and reviews of sleep products. Whether it’s a complex sleep tracker, climate control system, or a herbal sleep aid, I strive to create balanced and fair reviews.
My hope is that my personal experience and knowledge of these products will help you find something which meets both your needs and your budget.
Please note that I nearly always buy the products I review myself so as to remain impartial. However, I do sometimes accept a demo if it’s a new product. But before doing so, I’m very clear to the company concerned that giving me a freebie doesn’t entitle them to a glowing review – it entitles them to a fair review based on my experience of testing it in my home.
I have never accepted any payments simply for agreeing to write a review. However, I do sometimes receive a financial commission if you buy a product via one of my links. This doesn’t change the price you pay and it doesn’t influence my review. You can find out more about this on my affiliate disclosure page.
Thanks for taking the time to read about me, and I hope you find No Sleepless Nights to be a useful resource. If you have any questions about the site or the content, please feel free to contact me.
You can also see my latest videos on the No Sleepless Nights YouTube channel.