Welcome! My name’s Ethan Green. I’m the founder of No Sleepless Nights and the writer of most of the articles. Let me tell you a bit about myself, and the purpose of this website.
I obtained a BSc in Psychology at University College London in the 1990s. Following that, I worked in a mental health charity 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, you should discuss them with your personal 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.
- In my teens, I started having insomnia.
- I’ve now suffered from periods of insomnia for more than 20 years.
- I sometimes have sleep paralysis, hypnic jerks, confusional arousals, and false awakenings.
- I snore from time to time.
- Like many people, I sometimes suffer from stress and anxiety. A particular interest of mine is providing self-help advice to help reduce how much this affects sleep.
The aims of No Sleepless Nights
1. To share personal experience of coping with sleep problems
As I already mentioned, many of the articles are based on my personal experience of sleep problems.
I try to both share what I’ve learned and discuss the main medical and scientific theories surrounding particular sleep problems.
2. To discuss 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.
You’ll find an extensive resource of helpful sleep tips here.
I also test and write about new sleep aids and herbal remedies. In those articles, you can also see comments from readers who have tried them.
3. To discuss sleep topics in depth, but in understandable language
There are many online resources for sleep, but sometimes it can be hard to find what you need. Sometimes it’s too brief, and other times it’s full of confusing terminology.
So when I discuss sleep topics, I try to find a balance – covering the topic in the right amount of detail, but in a way that’s easy to understand.
4. To encourage participation from readers and other sources
In my opinion, one of the best aspects of this site are the very long discussions with readers.
I never close comments, and some articles now have over a thousand comments spread over many years.
Many readers say they feel reassured to know that aren’t alone in experiencing a sleep problem. And people often respond to each other to share ideas.
In some cases, there have been so many great tips from readers, that I’ve started separate sections so others can benefit from the wealth of ideas.
Some examples are:
- Readers’ suggestions for coping with sleep paralysis.
- Readers’ tips for preventing hypnic jerks.
- There are even useful ideas for keeping cool in the summer.
5. 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 or climate control system, or just simple earplugs, 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.
Thanks for taking the time to read about me, and I hope you find No Sleepless Nights a useful resource. If you have any questions about the site or the content, please feel free to contact me.